For the last 20 years, Primary Children's Hospital has ranked among the best children's hospitals in the United on States on various national surveys. While it's an honor to be recognized, our focus remains on providing the best care and experience to you and your child.
U.S. News & World Report 2013-2014 Best Children's Hospitals
Primary Children’s Hospital is ranked in five
specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings
The rankings feature 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric
specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and
endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and
neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.
For families of sick children, these rankings provides
unparalleled quality-related information, 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 110 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.
|Neurology & Neurosurgery
|Cardiology & Heart Surgery
|Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
Parents Magazine 2013 Best Children's Hospitals
Primary Children’s Hospital is proud to be ranked as one of the top children’s
hospitals in the western United States, and 15th overall in the country
by Parents magazine. This hospital ranking is part of Parents’ 2013 report of the best children’s hospitals.
The Heart Center at Primary Children’s was also ranked 8th in the country on Parents magazine’s 2013 list of the 10 Best Children’s Hospitals for Heart Care.
Parents magazine crunched the numbers with guidance from medical
advisors, emphasizing treatment-success rates, research studies, and
doctors' experience. Where there was a close call, they looked at how
hospitals provide extra TLC for families.
They worked with the Children’s Hospital Association
to conduct the survey last fall. The survey was extensive and
considered more than one-thousand pieces of information. More than 60
children's hospitals from across the country participated in the survey.
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® - The Joint Commission
Primary Children’s Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Primary Children’s was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.
Primary Children’s is one of 21 hospitals recognized for its achievement in children’s asthma. The hospital is also one in 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. The list of Top Performer organizations represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.
Primary Children’s and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must:
- Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
- Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and
- Have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above.
A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example, providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.
Primary Children's will be recognize in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report
, on The Joint Commission’s Quality Check website (www.qualitycheck.org)
, and in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source