Monday, August 27, 2007

Sick kid? Try Johns Hopkins.

In its ongoing effort to rank just about everything, U.S. News & World Report has released its list of America's Best Children's Hospitals. Hold your breath (but not for too long), folks.

Baltimore's Johns Hopkins placed third, just behind Children's Hospital Boston. D.C.'s Children's National Medical Center was a lowly 11th place.

The top 15 appear below.

1. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2. Children's Hospital Boston
3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
4. Children's Hospital, Denver
5. Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland
6. Texas Children's Hospital, Houston
7. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
8. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
9. Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle
10. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, Calif.
11. Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
12. Columbus Children's Hospital
13. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
14. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
15. St. Louis Children's Hospital

Thanks to our sister blog in Long Island for pointing us to this story.

-JACKIE SAUTER, Daily Record Multimedia Editor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nothing against Johns Hopkins, which is a great hospital, but Children's #11 ranking is based largely on reputation. When you look at the hard data U.S. News collected (like mortality rates), Children's ranks in the top 5. And JH doesn't.