Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ranked #2 in US News & World Report’s “2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospital Rankings,” following Boston Children’s Hospital. CHOP ranked nationally in 10 pediatric specialties, including #1 rankings for pediatric diabetes & endocrinology, and in pediatric gastroenterology & GI surgery.
According to the listing, to create the pediatric rankings, key clinical data was gathered from nearly 200 medical centers through a detailed survey that looked at measures such as patient safety, infection prevention and adequacy of nurse staffing. In addition, part of each hospital’s score was derived from surveys of more than 11,000 pediatric specialists who were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty. In 2019, only 84 children’s hospitals were ranked in at least one of the pediatric specialties evaluated.