The Department of Neurosurgery congratulates St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine on its U.S. News & World Report ranking as among the nation’s best in its 2019-2020 “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey. Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery were ranked #6.
The 2019 survey considered data submitted by 191 pediatric hospitals. Of those, only 24 ranked nationally in all 10 specialties, including St. Louis Children’s Hospital. St. Louis Children’s Hospital ranked nationally within the top 25 in each specialty, and is the only pediatric hospital within nearly 250 miles to rank in all 10 specialties.
Surveyors measured hospitals in three categories: resources — which refer to staffing, technology and specialty services; delivery of healthcare – which includes infection prevention methods, best practices and overall reputation; and clinical outcomes such as patient survival, infection rates and complications.