U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings were released this week and Advocate Children’s Hospital was nationally ranked in one children’s specialty, pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.
Advocate Children’s Hospital ranked 23rd in the country for cardiology and heart surgery. The rankings measure all children’s hospitals in ten different pediatric specialties.
The 12th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
US News and World reported that Advocate Children’s Hospital-Oak Lawnis one of the two main campuses of Advocate Children’s Hospital, which has 150 care sites in Illinois and is among the 10 largest pediatric networks in the U.S.
The hospital was also praised for offering services to patients and their families to improve the patient experience and reduce stress, a resource center and sleep areas for parents and siblings.
“The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals highlight pediatric centers that deliver state-of-the-art medical care to children with complex conditions,” said Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “Children with life-threatening or rare conditions need the level of quality care that these hospitals deliver day after day.”
The rankings include data from 5000 different centers in the nation. The rankings result from scores based on patient outcomes, patient safety and nurse staffing. In May of this year, Advocate Christ Hospital was ranked in the top 100 hospitals nationally by Becker’s Hospital Review.
The report provided a 72 out of 100 score to the Advocate Children’s Hospital. The report states
“A hospital’s pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery score is based on various measures of clinical care. For each hospital, 91.5 percent of the score comes from data collected through a detailed U.S. News clinical survey of children’s hospitals, such as survival after complex heart surgery and ability to prevent infections. The remaining percent reflects nominations from pediatric specialists and subspecialists who responded to surveys in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and recommended the hospital for serious cases in their specialty.”