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June 27, 2017

CHOP, once again, scores big on U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Children's Hospitals'

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has once again scored big on U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the "Best Children's Hospitals."

Though it did not gain back its coveted No. 1 spot, CHOP did score the No. 2 ranking on U.S. News & World Report's "honor roll," "a distinction awarded to pediatric centers that deliver exceptionally high-quality care across multiple specialties," according to a news release published Tuesday. 


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In U.S. News & World Report's 10 specialty categories, CHOP was No. 1 in diabetes and endocrinology as well as in pulmonology. 

Boston Children's Hospital claimed the top spot on the 2017-18 "honor roll," maintaining its position from 2016-17 as well as 2015-16. CHOP and Boston Children's Hospital tied for the No. 1 ranking in 2014-15, while CHOP was the No. 1 pick in 2013-14.

Boston also scored the top spot in five of the 10 specialty categories, including pediatric orthopedics. 

"The ranked pediatric centers in Best Children's Hospitals provide an extraordinarily high level of care and deserve to be recognized for their commitment," U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow said in a news release. "Children with life-threatening illnesses or rare conditions need the state-of-the-art services and expertise these hospitals deliver every day."

U.S. News & World Report's methodology to determine the rankings is extensive and takes a close look at clinical outcomes, patient volume, infection control, staffing, best practices and more of each hospital.

See the top 10 "Best Children's Hospitals" as determined by U.S. News & World Report below or find the full results here.

1. Boston Children's Hospital

2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

4. Texas Children's Hospital 

5. Johns Hopkins Children's Center

6. Children's Hospital Los Angeles

7. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

7. Nationwide Children's Hospital

9. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

10 Children's National Medical Center