<em>Parents</em> Magazine Names CHOP Top Pediatric Hospital

Feb 4 2013

Parents Magazine Names CHOP Top Pediatric Hospital

parents magazine We are proud to announce that The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been named the nation’s overall best pediatric hospital by Parents magazine in its exclusive list of the 10 Best Children’s Hospitals.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia also ranked in the top 3 in all 6 medical specialties included in the survey. Parents magazine also 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.

Parents magazine’s list of the 10 Best Children’s Hospitals provides the most comprehensive family-focused and data-driven comparison of pediatric facilities. In compiling the list, Parents focused on key areas including treatment success, groundbreaking research and family-friendly facilities.

The hospitals on the list were ranked by Parents magazine editors, with input from a team of medical advisors, based on their responses to detailed questions in the following areas: survival rates for childhood cancer, pediatric heart disease, and other critical conditions; experience in performing certain complex procedures; depth of the research program; safeguards to prevent medical errors; staffing ratios and quality; community outreach; and services that address the emotional needs of families of patients. All surveyed hospitals are members of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions.

“We are honored by this recognition, particularly as it comes from a source so many families trust for advice about their children’s wellbeing,” said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, chief executive officer of The Children’ Hospital of Philadelphia.

“Accomplishments like this one are a testament to our staff, whose commitment to every child and family in our care is extraordinary. To be ranked #1 in the nation affirms our mission and reminds us of our continued and profound responsibility to advance pediatric health,” Dr. Altschuler said.

The “10 Best Hospitals” list will appear in the March 2013 issue of Parents magazine, which will be available on newsstands nationwide on February 12. The list will also be online at www.parents.com.

For more information on the hospital and the six ranked specialty areas, please visit the Children’s Hospital website.