Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Ranks as #6 Children's Hospital in Country According to U.S. News & World Report

​Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is ranked the #1 children’s hospital in Illinois and #6 in the country in the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report survey of children’s hospitals. Lurie Children’s is also the only Illinois children’s hospital named to the Honor Roll, which recognizes children’s hospitals with exceptional performance in at least three specialties. Lurie Children’s has five specialties in the top 10 which include Gastroenterology (#4), Neonatology (#6), Neurology/Neurosurgery (#6), Urology (#7) and Kidney Disease (#10).

“We are pleased to be ranked the top children’s hospital in Illinois and the only children’s hospital in Illinois to make the Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll for five years in a row,” said Patrick Magoon, President and CEO of Lurie Children’s.  “Our #6 national ranking reflects the major strides we have made to retain and recruit top pediatric specialists, improve safety, quality and family experience, and advance scientific discovery and innovation.

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings help parents determine where to get the best medical care for their children. The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialties, from cancer to urology. Seventy-nine hospitals ranked in at least one specialty.

The rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume and much more can be viewed on The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1.

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Founded in 1882, Lurie Children’s is the pediatric training ground for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and one of only a handful of U.S. children’s hospitals with a dedicated pediatric research center, Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute.  Last year, the hospital treated more than 174,000 patients.  

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