Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital received its first U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals ranking in Pediatric Neurology/Neurosurgery for 2017-2018 while the Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery program earned a spot in the rankings for the seventh consecutive year and Pediatric Orthopedics made the list for the third time in four years.
“Over the past several years, Johns Hopkins All Children’s has transformed from a clinical hospital to the leading pediatric academic health system in the region and these rankings further demonstrate the progress we’re making,” said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and vice dean at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. “I could not be more proud of the dedicated staff who continue to put patients and families first and help us provide the safest care with the best possible outcomes. As our organization grows, we’ll continue to stand at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases and training a new generation of pediatric experts.”
The neurology and neurosurgery programs are part of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences headed by George Jallo, M.D., a neurosurgeon who joined the hospital in 2015. The programs, ranked No. 43, promote healthy neurodevelopment early in life and provide state-of-the-art care for children with brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries or other brain conditions to ensure the best possible recovery.
The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute offers the largest pediatric heart program with transplantation in Florida. It has performed more than 175 pediatric heart transplants. It ranks No. 30 in this year’s U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The Orthopedic program, a collaboration with Children’s Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, specializes in the care of orthopedic conditions, including scoliosis and limb deformity; congenital anomalies such as clubfeet and hip dysplasia; problems of the hand, foot and knee; and acute injuries such as sports injuries, fractures and trauma. The program, ranked No. 40, provides comprehensive services to children, adolescents and young adults throughout the west coast of Florida.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s physicians also collaborate with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, Maryland, which ranked No. 5 overall and was ranked in 10 pediatric specialties.
U.S. News & World Report introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007. They highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialty areas, which include: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The rankings are based on clinical data and an annual survey of pediatric specialists nationwide. The methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with "best practices.”
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