Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been named to the Honor Roll of the nation’s “best” children’s hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report rankings released online June 10. It is one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the country and the only hospital on the West Coast to make the magazine’s Honor Roll in 2014-15. CHLA has earned a spot on the esteemed list of best children’s hospitals every year since it was established in 2009 – an achievement no other pediatric medical center in California can claim.
This year, CHLA’s Orthopaedics department was second in the nation, while Cancer and Neonatology were ranked fifth and sixth, respectively. In addition, Cardiology and Heart Surgery and Diabetes and Endocrinology were both ranked seventh nationally, while Gastroenterology and GI Surgery earned ninth position, rounding out the hospital’s specialties ranked in the U.S. News top 10 in their respective categories.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ overall scores placed it among the top five children’s hospitals nationwide, and CHLA equaled or improved its national ranking in five of the 10 categories compared to the 2013-2014 survey.
Children’s hospitals that achieve exceptional scores in at least three pediatric specialties are named to U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was joined by nine other hospitals on this prestigious list for 2014-15: Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Baltimore.
The latest annual rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 pediatric specialties, and can be found online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.