Posted on Jun 21,2016
U.S. News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as one of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S. in the latest 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This year, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital ranked in six pediatric specialty areas:
Johns Hopkins All Children’s is Florida’s top-ranked hospital in pediatric orthopedics and the only hospital on Florida’s west coast to rank in any pediatric specialty.
“These rankings suggest that our journey to being an exemplary high-quality, family-centered care provider for children is progressing," said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president, CEO and physician-in-chief of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and vice dean and professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“To rank in six specialties this year is evidence that we are moving in the right direction and making significant progress in the work that we can currently control, such as processes, structure and alignment with our strategic plan,” he continued. “While we are proud of our progress, our work is just beginning. We will continue to make investments in our mission and in our people through our residency and fellowship programs, recruitment of physician scientists, in our education and research building now under construction, and most of all, in our care of patients to ensure they receive the highest quality of care that is compassionate and innovative for best outcomes.”
Specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s also collaborate on treatment and research with their colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, which ranked in 10 specialty areas.
The U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings help parents determine where to get the best medical care for their children. Each year, the rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialty areas, which include: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The rankings are based on clinical data and an annual survey of pediatric specialists nationwide. For 2016-2017, rankings were determined on the basis of: structure (33.3%), outcomes (33.3%), reputation (15%), commitment to best practices (9.15%) and infection prevention measures (9.15%).
“Overall, this year’s Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital rankings are a tribute to our staff, our focus on high quality patient-centered care, and our commitment to providing the best possible outcomes and the safest care,” said Dr. Ellen.