Three Minnesota hospitals are on the list of the best children’s hospitals in the US News and World Report.
The annual rankings, released last week, analyze the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, highlighting the top 50 centers in various pediatric specialties.
Overall, Boston Children’s Hospital took first place for the seventh consecutive year.
“Across our nation, healthcare professionals are fighting unprecedented challenges to provide the best possible care to each of their patients,” Ben Harder, chief health analyst and managing editor at US News, said in a statement. “The nurses, doctors, and other professionals at Best Children’s Hospitals have a history of providing world-class care to children with diverse medical needs.”
How Minnesota Hospitals Were Classified
According to the rankings, three Minnesota-based children’s hospitals were in the top 50 in one or more pediatric specialties.
The Rochester-based Mayo Clinic Children’s Center was nationally classified into eight pediatric specialties. They are:
- No. 13 in pediatric orthopedics
- No. 18 in pediatric urology
- No. 34 in pediatric cancer
- No. 36 in neonatology
- No. 38 in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery
- No. 40 in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology
- No. 42 in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery
- No. 44 in pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis was classified nationally in four pediatric specialties. They are:
- No. 26 in pediatric nephrology
- No. 34 in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology
- No. 49 in pediatric gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery
- No. 50 in pediatric orthopedics
Children’s Minnesota, based in Minneapolis, ranked nationally in a specialty, reaching number 44 in pulmonology and lung surgery.
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