Boston Children’s Hospital recognized as the best pediatric orthopedic hospital in the United States News & World Report


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Boston Children’s Hospital was ranked by US News & World Report as the top ranked hospital in the United States for pediatric orthopedics for the year 2017-2018.

Other centers in the top five for orthopedic care this year are the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Rady Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Children’s Medical Center Dallas -Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Peter M. Waters

“It is a great honor for our pediatric orthopedic team of surgeons, clinicians, researchers and administrative staff to be recognized for their dedicated service to children in need of musculoskeletal care. ” Peter M. Waters, MD, chief orthopedic surgeon, Boston Children’s Hospital, said “We are touched by this selection. We also recognize the remarkable work accomplished by our colleagues and professional collaborators from all the other institutions entered on the Honor Roll. Together, we are all striving to improve the quality, safety and value for children with orthopedic and sports injuries.

American News and World Report publishes rankings on the following 10 pediatric specialties: orthopedics; neurology and neurosurgery; Cancer; cardiology and cardiac surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; neonatology; nephrology; pneumology; and urology. The data used to determine the rankings included clinical data from 187 pediatric centers and the opinions of approximately 11,000 pediatric specialists and subspecialists interviewed, according to a press release from the publication. Of the 113 hospitals assessed for the 2017-2018 ranking, 87 hospitals were ranked among the top 50 in one or more specialties. – by Monica Jaramillo

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