U.S. News & World Report has ranked Boston Children’s Hospital number one among pediatric hospitals for nephrology.  The magazine ranked the top pediatric hospitals for nephrology for 2015–2016 using data on survival following kidney transplant, biopsy complications and overall infection prevention.

“There is nothing more overwhelming for parents than finding care for a child with a rare or life-threatening condition,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. “We hope the Best Children’s Hospitals provides a good starting point for research and helps make a family’s search for the best care for their child a little easier.”
The rankings were based on clinical survey data from 184 pediatric centers and reputational survey information from pediatric specialists and subspecialists. RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm, directed the surveys with the help of 115 medical directors, pediatric specialists and other experts, and analyzed the results.


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The Best Children’s Hospitals methodology factors in clinical outcomes, efficiency and coordination of the process of care delivery, compliance with “best practices” and steps to control infection and care-related resources such as adequate nursing staff and availability of programs tailored to particular illnesses and conditions.
Boston Children’s Hospital also ranked number one in last year’s ranking, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center was also ranked number two in both lists.

The top five hospitals for 2015–2016 include:

•    Boston Children’s Hospital
•    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
•    Seattle Children’s Hospital
•    Texas Children’s Hospital
•    Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (Kansas City, Mo.)

The top five hospitals ranked last year include:

•    Boston Children’s Hospital
•    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
•    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (now number 6)
•    Texas Children’s Hospital
•    Seattle Children’s Hospital
Find the entire ranking at U.S. News and World Report.