Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s Cardiology/Heart Surgery Program is #2 in Children’s Hospitals Nationwide According to U.S. News

June 18, 2019

Top children’s hospital in Illinois with rankings in all 10 specialties 

Chicago, June 18, 2019 ... Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago continues to be the top children’s hospital in Illinois with rankings in all 10 specialties, including the Cardiology/Heart Surgery program which has climbed to #2. Other specialties ranked in the top 10 nationally include Urology (#5), Gastroenterology/GI Surgery (#8) and Nephrology (#10).

“These accomplishments reflect the hospital’s investment in achieving healthier futures for every child,” said Patrick M. Magoon, President and CEO of Lurie Children’s. “We are especially proud of our #2 ranking in Cardiology and Heart Surgery which is mainly due to our excellent outcomes and recent recruitments of cardiac specialists to treat patients with the most complex and serious heart conditions.”

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 The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook. 

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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. Last year the hospital treated more than 212,000 patients.