U.S.News Ranks St. Louis Children’s Hospital in all 10 “Best Children’s Hospital” Specialties

Share Article

St. Louis Children’s is only St. Louis hospital to rank in all 10 U.S.News categories.

News Image
At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, we strive to consistently provide the best care for children and adolescents in our region. These rankings confirm that we are accomplishing that goal.

In each of the 10 specialties surveyed, St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine is again among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. The publication released its annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” edition, along with the methodology used to prepare the rankings.

Of the 184 pediatric hospitals surveyed nationwide, only 21 ranked in all 10 specialties – including St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University. St. Louis Children’s Hospital was the only hospital in St. Louis to rank in all 10 specialties.

The 10 pediatric specialties are cancer, cardiology/heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

Surveyors measured hospitals in three categories: resources— which refer to staffing, technology and specialty services; delivery of healthcare – which includes infection prevention methods, best practices and overall reputation; and clinical outcomes, such as patient survival, infection rates and complications.     

“At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, we strive to consistently provide the best care for children and adolescents in our region,” says Joan Magruder, hospital president. “These rankings confirm that we are accomplishing that goal. In the nine year history of the Best Children’s Hospital List, we’re proud that St. Louis Children’s Hospital has ranked in every category, every year.”

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine, and many of the cutting-edge medical innovations that attract families to the hospital arise from that academic partnership.

“We endeavor to provide patients not just the very best medicine has to offer, but we push the boundaries to seek the next opportunity, take advantage of the next innovation and find the next cure,” says Alan Schwartz, PhD, MD, head of the department of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine.

U.S.News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings open the door to an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance.

For a full listing of hospital rankings and methodology, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Abby Wuellner
St. Louis Children's Hospital
+1 (314) 286-0416
Email >
Visit website

Media