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Pediatric and Children's Hospitals - Best hospital lists (free)

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Leapfrog Top Hospitals for 2011 (Dec. 2011)

Leapfrog named 65 hospitals to its 2011 Top Hospitals list, including 10 top children's hospitals and 3 rural hospitals. Hospitals must have responded to Leapfrog's Hospital Survey. Winners include Brigham & Women's, Stanford, UC-San Diego, Kaiser Permanente, Northwestern, Spectrum, Regions, Lehigh Valley, Christ, Vanderbilt, Virginia Mason, more. Leapfrog Group is a large employer-based organization whose mission is to trigger giant leaps forward in the safety, quality and affordability of health care

Parents magazine 2009 List: 10 Best Children's Hospitals

Parents.com magazine Feb. 2009 list of top 10 best children's hospitals puts The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and those at Boston and Milwaukee, WI at the top of the list. Other top 10 include Cincinnati, St. Louis, Columbus OH, Texas (Houston), Atlanta, Rainbow Babies, and Children's Hospital in Denver. Top 5 pediatric hospitals by specialty are ranked for pediatric cancer care (led by St. Jude in Memphis), emergency services, cardiac heart care, neonatal, orthopedic and pulmonary care. In addition, 20 runners-up are named. Methodology is vague about dates of its hospital survey, but reportedly relies on hospital self-reports of volume, survival rates, safety practices and more

usnews.com Best Hospitals 2010: Pediatric & Children's Hospitals

US News & World Report's top 30 pediatric hospitals listed for cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology (digestive disorders), heart and heart surgery, kidney, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology (respiratory problems), and urology. Honor roll of 8 hospitals is led by Childrens Hospitals in Boston and Los Angeles. List called America's Best Children's Hospitals updated June 2010

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Joint Commission's Top Performing Hospitals 2012

Hospital accrediting organization, the Joint Commission, named 620 Top Performers for 2012 (2011 data). Hospitals may make the quality grade for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, or surgical care; children's asthma care, inpatient psych, stroke and VTE. Listed by state and city. Released September 2012

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