U.S. News & World Report Ranks Seattle Children's One of Nation's Best

Children’s recognized as best pediatric hospital in the Northwest.


Seattle Children’s recognized as best pediatric hospital in the Northwest.

Today U.S. News & World Report magazine placed Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center among the nation’s top children’s hospitals for the 14th consecutive year.

The results were announced as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 17th annual “America’s Best Hospitals” Index on newsstands July 10. Seattle Children’s was ranked 12th in the country, and the only children’s hospital in the Pacific Northwest to make the list.

U.S. News & World Report Index rankings measure 16 specialties, including pediatrics, from 5,189 hospitals across the country. Survey results for pediatric hospitals were based on reputation alone among randomly selected physicians.

Board-certified physicians were selected from the American Medical Association’s membership of more than 860,000 doctors. Children’s score is based on the percentage of responding doctors who cited Children’s as being one of the top five pediatric hospitals in the nation.

“It is an honor to be considered one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation and is an indication of the tremendous dedication and expertise our employees and medical staff bring to the hospital every day,” said Dr. Thomas Hansen, president and CEO at Children’s. “It also represents our commitment to patients and families to offer the best care possible.”

Children’s serves as the primary pediatric teaching site for the University of Washington Medical Center, which was also recognized in the listings and was ranked tenth in U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” listing, recognizing medical centers or hospitals that excel in six or more specialties.

Details about the final rankings and more information about the survey methodology may be found online.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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