Magazine Ranks Best Children's Hospitals

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Leads List of 30 Best Children's Hospitals

By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Health News

Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD

Aug. 27, 2007 -- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is America's best children's hospital, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2007 list of best children's hospitals.

Here is U.S. News & World Report's full list of best children's hospitals:

  1. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  2. Children's Hospital Boston
  3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  4. Children's Hospital, Denver
  5. Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland
  6. Texas Children's Hospital, Houston
  7. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  8. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  9. Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle
  10. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, Calif.
  11. Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  12. Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
  13. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  14. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  15. St. Louis Children's Hospital
  16. UCSF Children's Hospital, San Francisco
  17. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
  18. Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City
  19. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
  20. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis
  21. Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Los Angeles
  22. University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  23. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
  24. Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.
  25. Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago
  26. Miami Children's Hospital
  27. Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  28. Children's Medical Center Dallas
  29. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  30. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

The magazine based its rankings on children's hospitals' death rates, care-related factors including the number of nurses, and the children's hospitals' reputation with 200 board-certified pediatricians, adolescent medicine specialists, and neonatologists.

In July, U.S. News & World Report issued its 2007 list of best U.S. hospitals.

SOURCES: U.S. News and World Report. WebMD Health News: "Johns Hopkins Tops Best Hospital List."

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