U.S. News Ranks Calif. Children’s Hospitals Among Best in Country
Several California hospitals made one or more of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals" lists.
Details of Rankings
For the eighth annual rankings, U.S. News assessed the performance of 116 hospitals across each of 10 pediatric specialties:
- Cardiology and cardiac surgery;
- Diabetes and endocrinology;
- Neurology and neurosurgery;
- Pulmonology; and
Five-sixths of each facility's score was based on hard data, such as the availability of critical resources and infection prevention efforts. The remaining one-sixth of the assessment was based on three years of reputational surveys in which 150 specialists in each of the 10 pediatric specialties identified hospitals where they would send their specialty's sickest patients.
Based on the findings, U.S. News identified the top 50 hospitals in each of the 10 specialties. Altogether, 89 U.S. hospitals made one or more of the lists.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles was the only California hospital to make U.S. News' 2014-2015 Honor Roll. The Honor Roll identifies the top 10 hospitals with high scores in three or more specialties.
Other California children's hospitals that made at least one of U.S. News' lists include:
- Children's Hospital of Orange County
- Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto;
- Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA in Los Angeles;
- Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego;
- UC-Davis Children's Hospital in Sacramento; and
- UC-San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital (Leonard, U.S. News & World Report, 6/10).