Saturday, December 20, 2014

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia tops rankings for third year

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is once again No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report's annual "honor roll" of best pediatric hospitals. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania placed 15th nationally for adults.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia tops rankings for third year

For the third consecutive year, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has landed in the top spot on U.S. News & World Report’s annual “honor roll” of best pediatric hospitals in the nation.

In addition to the overall honor roll ranking, U.S. News evaluates children’s hospitals in 10 specialty areas. For 2013-14, CHOP  ranked among the top four hospitals in all 10 specialties, with pulmonology and urology rated the best.

The neighboring Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania made the adult honor roll, placing 15th in the United States overall, with national rankings in 13 out of 16 specialties.

Twenty one out of 93 hospitals in the tri-state metro area were listed with at least one “high performing” specialty.

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Amy J. Reed, M.D., Ph.D. Dual Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Surgical Intensivist
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