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

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Leapfrog Top Hospitals for 2014 (Dec. 2014)

Leapfrog named 94 hospitals to its 2014 Top Hospitals list, including 9 top children's hospitals and 25 rural hospitals. Hospitals must have responded to Leapfrog's Hospital Survey. Winners include12 Kaiser Permanete hospitals in California, 8 Massachusetts urban hospitals, 9 rural hospitals in Maine, 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 2013 List: 10 Best Children's Hospitals

Parents.com magazine March 2013 list of top 10 best children's hospitals puts The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and those at Boston and Cincinnati at the top of the list. Other top 10 include Milwaukee, Aurora Colorado, Pittsburgh UPMC, Texas (Houston), University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Columbus OH, and Lurie Children's (Chicago). Top 5 pediatric hospitals by specialty are ranked for pediatric cancer care (led by Children's of Philadelphia), emergency services, cardiac heart care, Preemie Care, orthopedic and pulmonary care. In addition, 15 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 2015-16: Pediatric & Children's Hospitals

US News & World Report's top pediatric hospitals listed for cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology (digestive disorders) & GI surgery, heart and heart surgery, kidney, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology (respiratory problems), and urology. Honor roll of 12 hospitals is led by Boston Children's and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. List called Best Children's Hospitals updated June 2015

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Joint Commission's Top Performing Hospitals 2014

Hospital accrediting organization, the Joint Commission, named 1224 Top Performers for 2014 (2013 data). Hospitals may make the quality grade for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, or surgical care; children's asthma care, inpatient psych, stroke, VTE and immunization. Listed by state and city. Some Veterans Admin hospitals are among the top performers

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