ICTR in the News: The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Ranked Among the Top U.S. Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

The following article contains commentary from ICTR researchers Redonda Miller, M.D., M.B.A, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Tina Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., pediatrician-in-chief and co-director of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center; and David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric surgeon-in-chief and co-director of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Bloomberg Children's Center

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Johns Hopkins Children’s Center was ranked #5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report on its 2017–18 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has the distinction of being the only children’s hospital integrated with an adult facility to make the honor roll this year, and continues to be the highest-ranked pediatric hospital in the state of Maryland.

In a note to Johns Hopkins employees, Paul B. Rothman, M.D., dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine thanked the Children’s Center staff, faculty and leadership. “We want to offer our wholehearted congratulations and thanks to the Children’s Center’s dedicated and gifted staff, faculty and leadership,” they wrote. “Every day their work embodies the excellence and innovative spirit for which Johns Hopkins Medicine is known.”

This year, seven of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center’s specialties were ranked among the top 10 nationally, with two appearing in the top five. The Children’s Center ranked #4 in Neonatology, #5 in Neurology & Neurosurgery, #6 in Cancer, #7 in Urology, #9 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, #10 in Orthopedics and #10 Pulmonology.

“Every day, the faculty and staff of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center unwaveringly deliver the best, most compassionate care to our pediatric patients and their families,” wrote Redonda Miller, M.D., M.B.A, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Tina Cheng, M.D., M.P.H., pediatrician-in-chief and co-director of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center; and David Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric surgeon-in-chief and co-director of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in a note to hospital staff. “They don’t do so for accolades, but when they are publicly acknowledged for their excellence, we applaud them as the world-class caregivers we know them to be.”

Miller, Cheng and Hackam also congratulated Boston Children’s Hospital on its #1 ranking this year.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, ranked nationally in three specialties: Neurology & Neurosurgery, Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Orthopedics.

For a complete list of the 2017–18 Best Children’s Hospitals and more details about the ranking methodology, please visit the U.S. News & World Report website and the Children’s Center website.