Report: Children’s Hospital L.A. Ranked No. 1 Kid’s Hospital in the West

Report: Children’s Hospital L.A. Ranked No. 1 Kid’s Hospital in the West
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Two Los Angeles children’s hospitals scored among the highest in the nation, with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles named the No. 1 children’s hospital in the West, according to a U.S. News & World Report ranking.

The magazine’s annual ranking of pediatric hospitals announced June 26 placed Children’s Hospital L.A. on its top-10 Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for the 10th consecutive year.

The East Hollywood hospital ranked 6th overall, while placing 5th in pediatric specialties that include cardiology, diabetes, gastroenterology, orthopedics and cancer.

“An institution like Children’s Hospital Los Angeles can only achieve decades of excellence in transformative care through the unceasing compassion, innovation and commitment to high-quality care by our talented doctors, nurses, researchers, technicians and staff,” said Paul S. Viviano, its chief executive, in a statement.

The 12th annual U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals ranking for 2018-19 rated Boston Children’s Hospital first in the nation for comprehensive care, followed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Texas Children’s Hospital and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

The annual survey of 118 qualifying pediatric medical centers was designed to help families of children with complex and rare conditions find the best care.

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in Westwood made the top-50 rankings in eight pediatric specialties, including 36th in cancer, 47th in cardiology and heart surgery, 34th in gastroenterology and GI surgery, 48th in neonatology, 12th in nephrology, 23rd in neurology and neurosurgery, 17th in orthopedics and 40th in urology.

Children’s Hospital L.A., meanwhile, ranked 9th in pediatric cancer care, 11th in urology, 16th in pulmonology, 14th in neonatology and 18th in nephrology, which involves the kidneys.

Health business reporter Dana Bartholomew can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @_DanaBart.

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