Children’s Medical Center is North Texas’ top-ranked hospital by US News and World Report for the fifth straight year


US News and World Report released the 2022-2023 National Best Hospitals for Children Rankings and recognized several North Texas hospitals. The Children’s Medical Center was the most awarded hospital in the region.

For the fifth consecutive year, Children’s Medical Center Dallas is the only pediatric hospital in North Texas to be ranked in all 10 specialties. Children’s Health was ranked in the top 10 nationwide in Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, and Pediatric Orthopaedics. In addition to ranking in every specialty among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, Children’s Medical Center Dallas of Children’s Health ranked second overall in the state of Texas, adding to its long list of accolades over the years.

Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston was the first hospital in the state and the second nationally. Children’s Medical Center Dallas was ranked No. 2 in the Southwest, followed by Cook Children’s at No. 4 in the region.

Children’s Health President and CEO Christopher Durovich praised staff for continuing to do a great job despite the pandemic which has caused unprecedented burnout and labor shortages across many industries. .

“We are honored to be recognized again for our commitment to consistent clinical excellence in all 10 specialty areas by US News and World Report, which reaffirms our leadership position in pediatric health care in North Texas and the country,” Durovich said in a statement. “We are especially pleased to be able to maintain this esteemed position through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is a testament to the dedication and tireless efforts of our entire Children’s Health team, who work every day to improve lives. Together with our academic physician partners at UT Southwestern Medical Center, we are proud to provide our community with access to the best and most advanced care in the nation, close to their homes.

Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth was also among the top pediatric health centers in the state. It has ranked among the top 50 hospitals nationwide in six specialty areas. Another local hospital acclaimed and recognized for its expertise in pediatric orthopedics was the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, ranking third in the specialty out of 50 hospitals nationwide.

According to the annual US News and World Report, 198 hospitals nationwide were surveyed for the ranking of the best children’s hospitals. Of these, only 90 hospitals ranked among the top 50 in at least one of the 10 specialties assessed.

The publication collected clinical data from each hospital surveyed to determine the ranking. Independent research and advisory firm RTI International then analyzed the data and assessed a hospital’s performance in key areas: clinical outcomes, such as patient survival rates, infection prevention and complications; hospital resources related to patient care, such as the adequacy of nursing staffing and technology; the delivery of health care through programs and a hospital’s commitment to best practices; and expert opinion from more than 15,000 pediatric specialists.

See the full list of national rankings here and find out how local children’s hospitals fared in the national rankings below.

Dallas Children’s Medical Center

  • #16 Pediatric Cancer
  • #28 Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
  • #21 Pediatric diabetes and endocrinology
  • #9 Pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
  • #18 Neonatology
  • #24 Nephrology
  • #21 Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • #3 Pediatric orthopedics
  • #21 Pediatric Pulmonology and Pulmonary Surgery
  • #15 Pediatric Urology

Cook Children’s Medical Center

  • #50 Pediatric Cancer
  • #48 Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
  • #38 Pediatric diabetes and endocrinology
  • #29 Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • #41 Pediatric Orthopedics
  • #43 Pediatric Pulmonology and Pulmonary Surgery

Scottish Rite Hospital of Texas for Children

  • #3 Pediatric Orthopedics (with Children’s Medical Center Dallas)

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