WASHINGTON – Parents know in the back of their mind which hospital they prefer in an emergency, but a new ranking finds few hospitals have excellent resources required to care for children in need of serious medical care.
Most kids head to the ER for a broken bone or a high fever, but just 1 in 30 hospitals provide the level of care needed by very ill children, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals list had to excel in at least three specialties to make the list. Of the 80 that are ranked, 12 were named to the Hospital Honor Roll.
Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center were the top ranked hospitals.