U.S. News Ranks Rady Children’s Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals

Hospital Achieves Rankings in All 10 Specialties Surveyed

San Diego, CAJune 18, 2019  U.S. News & World Report today announced the results of its comprehensive survey to identify the top children’s hospitals in the country in the new 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online.

Once again, U.S. News has ranked Rady Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in all 10 specialties surveyed.

This is the eighth time since 2011 that Rady Children’s has ranked in all 10 specialties.

The 13th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology.

“At Rady Children’s, everything we do is guided by our passion for the hospital’s mission: to restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children,” said Rady Children’s President and CEO Patrick Frias, MD. “It’s gratifying to know that U.S. News is recognizing the outstanding care Rady Children’s provides and honoring the dedicated team members who make these top rankings possible.”

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

“The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were designed to help provide families seeking the best medical care for their sick child with access to the most comprehensive data available,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “The rankings, coupled with guidance from pediatricians, help families make better-informed decisions about where to find high-quality, compassionate care for their children when they need it most.”

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.

This year’s rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469937), available in stores mid-September.

For more information, visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the full rankings and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact:
Ben Metcalf
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bmetcalf@rchsd.org

About Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego:
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 524-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In June 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in all ten pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed. Rady Children’s is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to support its mission. For more information, visit www.rchsd.org and find us on FacebookTwitter and Vimeo.

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