Children's Hospital Colorado Once Again Recognized Among the Top 10 Children's Hospitals in the Nation

AURORA, Colo., June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) once again has been recognized among the best-of-the-best children's hospitals in the nation. According to the 2020-21 Best Children's Hospitals rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado earned the No. 6 spot among the top 10 children's hospitals on the Honor Roll, and again ranked highly in all ten recognized specialty areas.

The nonprofit pediatric health system is the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Colorado and the surrounding 12 states. Out of the ten recognized specialty areas, seven of the Children's Colorado specialties ranked among the top 10 including:

    --  Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, No. 1
    --  Diabetes & Endocrinology, No. 4
    --  Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, No. 5
    --  Cardiology & Heart Surgery, No. 6
    --  Urology, No. 8
    --  Cancer, No. 9
    --  Neurology & Neurosurgery, No. 10

"More incredible still is our teams' dedication and consistency, a tireless effort that keeps us among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation year after year," said Jena Hausmann, president and CEO of Children's Colorado. "Kids really are incredibly different, and this is what different looks like."

The 14(th) annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in ten 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. Hospitals received points for being ranked in a specialty, and higher-ranking hospitals receive more points. The Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll recognizes the ten hospitals that received the most points overall.

"Even in the midst of a pandemic, children have healthcare needs ranging from routine vaccinations to life-saving surgery and chemotherapy," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. "The Best Children's Hospitals rankings are designed to help parents find quality medical care for a sick child and inform families' conversations with pediatricians."

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 in consultation with their doctors and other medical professionals. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

The U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of thousands of pediatric specialists, who are asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.

For more information, visit Best Children's Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.


U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.


Children's Hospital Colorado is one of the nation's leading and most expansive pediatric healthcare systems with a mission to improve the health of children through patient care, education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1908 and recognized as a top ten children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado has established itself as a pioneer in the discovery of innovative and groundbreaking treatments that are shaping the future of pediatric healthcare worldwide. Children's Colorado offers a full spectrum of family-centered care at its urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Colorado, including its location on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and across the region. In 2019, Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, opened as the first pediatric-only hospital in southern Colorado. For more information, visit, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Children's Hospital Colorado complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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