We’re pleased to announce that during the 2012 Federal fiscal year, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute received more NIH funding than any other independent children’s hospital. Children’s Hospital received more than $125 million in NIH funds in 2012, beating out Boston Children’s Hospital.
This good news is the latest in a series of #1 rankings and honors. In its recent list of the 10 Best Children’s Hospitals, Parents magazine named CHOP the nation’s overall best pediatric hospital. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia also ranked in the top 3 in all 6 medical specialties included in the survey. Parents magazine ranked Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Center and emergency medicine first; the Cardiac Center tied for first; neonatology ranked second; and orthopedics and pulmonology ranked third.
In addition, U.S. News and World Report last month named CHOP the top pediatrics graduate program in the country. In the 2014 Best Graduate Schools rankings, Children’s Hospital, along with its academic affiliate, the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, garnered the #1 spot in Pediatrics. And last year, Children’s Hospital tied for first overall in U.S. News and World Report’s 2012-13 rankings of the top children’s hospitals in the country, while also ranking number one in six of ten specialties.