North Carolina Hospitals Make ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ Rankings

CHARLOTTE, NC — For parents, perhaps the only fear that can outweigh having a sick child is knowing where to go for the best medical care.

For the past 11 years, U.S. News has compiled a ranking of the best children’s hospitals in the nation based upon how the facility performed in clinical outcomes, efficient coordination of care and providing sufficient care-related resources.

This year, three children’s hospitals in North Carolina were ranked among the top 50 medical facilities for treating kids in the U.S., according to the new U.S. News.

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In addition to ranking the best overall hospitals in the nation, U.S. News also ranked the best facilities in 10 specialty areas: neonatology, pediatric cancer, pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, pediatric diabetes & endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery, pediatric nephrology, pediatric neurology and neurosurgery, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric pulmonology, and pediatric urology.

You can find U.S. News’ entire rankings of pediatric medical facilities here.

Here is US News’ 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals in the U.S.:
1. Boston Children’s Hospital
2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
4. Texas Children’s Hospital
5. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
6. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
7. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
7. Nationwide Children’s Hospital
9. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
10. Children’s National Medical Center

Below are the hospital rankings based on speciality, including North Carolina hospitals that made the list.

Best Pediatric Neonatal Hospitals

When it came to top U.S. neonatal hospitals located in North Carolina, Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center came in #28 and the North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC was ranked #47.

Best Pediatric Cancer Hospitals

When it came to top U.S. pediatric cancer hospitals located in North Carolina, North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC was ranked #24, Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center came in #31 and Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte was ranked #37.

Best Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery Hospitals

When it came to top U.S. pediatric cardiology and heart surgery hospitals located in North Carolina, Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte was ranked #24, Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center came in #38, and North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC was ranked #47.

Best Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology Hospitals

When it came to top U.S. pediatric diabetes and endocrinology hospitals located in North Carolina, North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC was ranked #28 and Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center came in #35.

Best Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Hospitals

When it came to top U.S. pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery hospitals located in North Carolina, North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC was ranked #27, Levine Children’s Hospital was ranked #35 and Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center came in #41.

Best Pediatric Nephrology Hospitals

When it came to top U.S. pediatric nephrology hospitals located in North Carolina, Levine Children’s Hospital was ranked #22, Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center came in #30, and North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC was ranked #37.

Best Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery Hospitals

When it came to top U.S. pediatric neurology and neurosurgery hospitals located in North Carolina, Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center came in #33, Levine Children’s Hospital was ranked #35, and North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC was ranked #48.

Best Pediatric Orthopedics Hospitals

When it came to top U.S. pediatric orthopedic hospitals located in North Carolina, North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC was ranked #18, Levine Children’s Hospital was ranked #37 and Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center came in #49.

Best Pediatric Pulmonology Hospitals

When it came to top U.S. pediatric pulmonology hospitals located in North Carolina, North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC was ranked #9 and Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center came in #23.

Best Pediatric Urology Hospitals

When it came to top U.S. pediatric urology hospitals located in North Carolina, Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center was ranked #44.

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