Primary Children’s Medical Center is ranked in seven
specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s
The rankings feature 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric
specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and
endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and
neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Eighty hospitals
across the country ranked in one or more specialties.
Our National Rankings:
|Cardiology & Heart Surgery
|Neurology & Neurosurgery
For families of sick children, Best Children’s Hospitals provides
unparalleled quality-related information in addition to rankings,
including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume,
and much more. Since their 2007 debut, the rankings have put an
increasing emphasis on data that directly reflect hospitals’ performance
over the opinions of physicians.
This year, U.S. News surveyed 178 pediatric centers to obtain hard
data such as availability of key resources and ability to prevent
complications and infections. The hospital survey made up 75 percent of
the rankings. A separate reputational survey in which 1,500 pediatric
specialists—150 in each specialty—were asked where they would send the
sickest children in their specialty made up the remaining 25 percent.