• 2018 Annual Report

Texas Children's 2018 Annual Report

Texas Children’s named best in pediatric heart care and pulmonology

Texas Children’s was once again named a national leader among pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in their 2018-19 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals.

In addition to ranking children’s hospitals overall, U.S. News also ranks the top 50 pediatric hospitals in 10 major subspecialty areas. Not only did Texas Children’s rank fourth overall among all pediatric hospitals nationally, but it was also one of only 10 hospitals in the country – and the only hospital in Texas and the Southern region – to achieve the Honor Roll designation for the 10th consecutive year, indicating high rankings in multiple subspecialties.

“Our survey results demonstrate how hard we’re working as an organization to deliver high quality care to our patients,” said Mark Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital. “The more consistently we deliver high quality care and the safer we deliver that care to our patients, the better their outcomes are, and the better our overall numbers are.”

For the second straight year, Texas Children’s Heart Center® ranked No. 1 in the nation for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery. This year, Texas Children’s Pulmonology was also ranked as the best program in the country for children with lung diseases. Additionally, Texas Children’s had eight subspecialties ranked in the top 10, and the hospital improved outcomes across all subspecialties.

“Each year, our Texas Children’s team exhibits incredible strength and kindness, as well as passion, caring for the inspirational children and families we serve,” Wallace said. “I believe this is one reason why we continue to maintain the respect and reputation as one of the best hospitals in the nation, and the destination for pediatric care in Texas.”

Texas Children’s continues to pioneer advancements in pediatric health care and earns the U.S. News honor roll distinction by being ranked among America’s best in:

#1 Cardiology and Congenital Heart Surgery
#1 Pulmonology
#3 Neurology and Neurosurgery
#3 Nephrology
#4 Gastroenterology and GI surgery
#4 Urology
#6 Cancer
#6 Diabetes and Endocrinology
#15 Orthopedics
#21 Neonatology

The U.S. News rankings are the result of a methodology that weighs a combination of outcome and care-related measures in areas such as nursing, advanced technology, credentialing, outcomes, best practices, infection prevention and reputation, among other factors.

Our results continue to reflect the diligent efforts of a solid structure focused on the U.S. News survey. The daunting process of compiling and refining our data is managed by Trudy Leidich, Elizabeth Pham and an entire U.S. News & World Report team.

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