Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago continues to be the top children’s hospital in Illinois, ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report. The hospital’s Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Neonatology, Urology programs ranked in the top 10 nationally.
“We are proud to remain the top children’s hospital in Illinois. We also understand and embrace the responsibility of being among the elite children’s hospitals nationally,” said Thomas Shanley, MD, President and CEO of Lurie Children’s. “While the U.S. News & World Report survey is complex, it sets the highest standards for children’s hospitals across the country. Therefore, we recognize its importance since every family seeks the most expert and compassionate care for their child. Our long-standing and comprehensive investment in advancing children’s health is reflected in Lurie Children’s again being ranked in all ten specialties, putting us in that elite minority of children’s hospitals. These rankings reflect our uniquely talented and transdisciplinary workforce’s enduring commitment to achieving a healthier future for every child.”
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.
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 at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook.
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. Last year the hospital treated more than 220,000 patients.