Texas Children’s Hospital was ranked 4th overall in the 2014-2015 edition of Best Children’s Hospital from a total of 183 national pediatric institutions analyzed by U.S. News & World Report. At the same time, the hospital also received the 2014-2015 Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, given to only 10 children’s hospitals across the country, for having 9 out of 10 pediatric specialties in the nation’s top 10.
Partnering with Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s was recognized by U.S. News as the 2nd best in Cardiology & Heart Surgery and in Neonatology, and as the 4th best in Cancer, in Nephrology, and in Pulmonology. TCH also ranked 5th in Gastroenterology, 6th in Neurology & Neurosurgery, 7th in Urology, and 8th in Diabetes & Endocrinology. For Orthopedics, TCH was ranked in 34th place.
According to the information released by the hospital, these impressive rankings were received with enthusiasm by the hospital’s staff and leadership. Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital, considers TCH’s steadily high national rankings as evidence of the hospital’s “quality and safety,” recognizing the staff and employees’ “dedication” in succeeding “in patient care, education and research.”
TCH’s teamwork was also highlighted by the physician-in-chief of Texas Children’s Hospital and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor, Dr. Mark Kline, who pointed out the wide range of specialists at the hospital who have devoted their work “to all of the children and families we serve” with an “outstanding commitment.”
The surgeon-in-chief of Texas Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics and chief of congenital heart surgery at Baylor, Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., highlighted the “25,000 surgeries” performed annually by his department. Having that performance reflected in the U.S. News rankings confirms the “strength of both the department and hospital overall,” Fraser said.
U.S. News rankings are the result of a combination of outcome and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing, and reputation, among other standards.