CHOP Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation and No. 1 in Region by U.S. News & World Report

us news pulmonology badgeFor the 17th straight year Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has been ranked among the best children's hospitals in the United States, and in U.S. News & World Report's third annual regional and state rankings, we’re proud to announce that CHOP is the best.

U.S. News ranked Children’s Hospital No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, West Virginia and Virginia, and No. 1 in Pennsylvania. Families within a day’s drive of Philadelphia can be confident they don’t need to fly across the country to give their children the best — and safest — care, and follow-up visits are more convenient, too.

CHOP is ranked No. 4 in the nation, earning us a spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2023-24 Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals, an elite recognition we've enjoyed every year since the list was created in 2009. It reflects our commitment to delivering the absolute highest quality of care and our ability to care for children with rare and complex conditions. Families from all 50 states have relied on our expertise and experience when their children face challenging circumstances.

U.S. News also evaluated programs in 10 specialty areas. Eight CHOP specialties are ranked in the top five for 2023-24, led by the top-ranked Division of Orthopaedics.

U.S. News has ranked the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, located at CHOP, as the No. 1 Department of Pediatrics in the country by U.S. News for the last 11 years.

Several of our highly ranked programs are home to trailblazing initiatives conducting visionary research that translates into clinical care breakthroughs and transforms lives. Those extraordinary efforts are spotlighted below.

CHOP's Top-Ranked Specialties

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Why the rankings matter

When creating its rankings, U.S. News relies on clinical data, supplied by the nearly 200 pediatric hospitals it surveys, and on an annual survey of nearly 11,000 pediatric specialists nationwide. The ranking methodology considers patient outcomes, such as mortality, complications and infection rates; efficiency and coordination of care delivery, and compliance with "best practices." Surgical success rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure and patient volume, availability of programs for particular illnesses and conditions, and much more were components of the survey.

Nurse with child, drawingNo other pediatric hospital in our region has ever been named to the U.S. News Honor Roll.

The recognition of CHOP’s excellence and expertise across the broad spectrum of services — even when we care for the most complex and sickest children — led to our place on the Honor Roll. The quality of our care and treatments, superior nurse-patient ratios, commitment to safety, emphasis on family-centered care, and groundbreaking research means your child is in good hands at Children’s Hospital.

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