CHOP Ranked 2nd Best Children’s Hospital in the Country



U.S. News and World Report just released their annual list of Best Children’s Hospitals, and good news for us Philadelphians: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia came in at a strong number two.

As our friends over on BizPhilly noted, this could be considered a win or a loss depending on how you look at it: Boston Children’s Hospital and CHOP have been rivaling for the top spot for the past few years, tying last year and in 2012, with CHOP taking the top spot in 2013. This year Boston took the lead. But hey, number two is still pretty darn sweet, so over here on Be Well Philly are going to go ahead and call this a win.

So, what about CHOP makes it the second best children’s hospital in the country? Well, as U.S. News and World Report explained in a press release:

“The Best Children’s Hospitals methodology factors in clinical outcomes, efficiency and coordination of the process of care delivery, compliance with ‘best practices’ and steps to control infection and care-related resources such as adequate nursing staff and availability of programs tailored to particular illnesses and conditions.”

Hospitals that provide super high-quality care in three or more specialties make the Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, AKA the list of the best children’s hospitals in the country. CHOP came in first for both neonatology and orthopedics, second for urology and diabetes care, third for cancer, pulmonology, neurology and gastroenterology, fourth for cardiology, and sixth for nephrology. We think a round of applause is in order, don’t you?

And while there’s nothing in U.S. News and World Report’s press release about the awesome Taylor Swift spoof CHOP pulled off — complete with patients, doctors and nurses — we think it deserves and honorable mention. You can check out U.S. News and World Report’s full list of Best Children’s Hospitals here.

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