Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s remains nation’s #1 pediatric cancer program
June 21, 2016
Boston Children’s Hospital also retains rank as
pediatric hospital in new U.S. News rankings
BOSTON (June 21, 2016) – U.S.
News & World Report has once again ranked Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center the nation’s #1 pediatric cancer
program in its new 2016-17 Best
Children’s Hospitals rankings. This marks the third year in a row that Dana-Farber/Boston
Children’s topped U.S. News’s pediatric cancer rankings. Boston Children’s Hospital remained
the best pediatric hospital in the country.
again, we are honored by U.S. News’ recognition of the exceptional,
multidisciplinary care we offer every child with cancer who walks through our
doors,” said David A. Williams, MD, president of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s.
“This U.S. News ranking is testament to the unique strength that comes from
marrying a world-class cancer center with a world-class children’s hospital. It
is also testament to our commitment to research into new treatments and delivery
of these treatments to our young patients.”
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s brings together two
internationally known research and teaching institutions that have provided
comprehensive care for pediatric oncology and hematology patients since 1947.
The two Harvard Medical School affiliates share a clinical staff that delivers
inpatient care at Boston Children’s and most outpatient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
U.S. News ranked Boston Children’s #1 in eight of the ten specialty areas it
rates, several of which are involved in the treatment of pediatric cancer or
the side effects of therapy. Among them, for instance, is
neurology/neurosurgery, whose patients include children with brain tumors. In
addition to cancer and neurology/neurosurgery, Boston Children’s garnered #1
rankings in cardiology/heart surgery, gastroenterology/GI surgery, neonatology,
nephrology, orthopedics and urology. It ranked #2 in diabetes/endocrinology
only are our oncologists experts in pediatric cancers, but our access to top
pediatric specialists in disciplines from cardiology to endocrinology also
makes us uniquely poised to treat side effects of treatment that affect the
developing bodies of children with cancer,” said Lisa Diller, MD, chief medical officer of
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s. “Our multidisciplinary teams include pediatric
radiologists and pediatric pathologists who have the expertise to correctly
diagnose a patient’s cancer so we can develop the appropriate treatment plan.
All of this is delivered in a child-friendly environment with psychosocial
support for our young patients and families during a difficult time in their
The U.S. News Best Children’s
Hospitals rankings help parents determine where to get the best medical care
for their children. The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities
in 10 specialties, from cancer to urology. 79 hospitals ranked
in at least one specialty.
“The Best Children’s Hospitals
highlight pediatric centers that offer exceptional care for the kids who need
the most help,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Day in
and day out, they deliver state-of-the-art medical care.”
The U.S. News Best Children’s
Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric
specialists. Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure
volume and much more can be viewed on http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings. The rankings will be published in the U.S.
News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1.
more information, visit Best
Children’s Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.