Dana-Farber/Boston Children's nation’s #1 pediatric cancer program
June 18, 2019
U.S. News & World Report has named Dana-Farber/Boston
Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center the nation’s #1 pediatric cancer
program in its new 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. This marks the fifth
time since inception of the U.S. News pediatric specialty rankings in 2009 that Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s has topped
the pediatric cancer rankings.
Hospital remains the #1 pediatric hospital in the nation for the sixth year in a row in U.S. News's top hospital listings.
“We appreciate the U.S. News’s continued recognition
of our program,” said David A. Williams, MD, president of Dana-Farber/Boston
Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. “Our goal is to continue to
improve treatment options and find more cures for children with cancer through
our investment in research and through the use of new discoveries in our
clinical setting. This ranking recognizes the superb care delivered by our
clinicians, subspecialists, and support staff in the Jimmy Fund Clinic and
Boston Children’s Hospital, who deliver highly-personalized medicine to each
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
Harvard Medical School affiliates share a clinical staff that delivers
inpatient care and surgery at Boston Children’s and most outpatient care
“We are truly honored to be recognized as the nation’s
leader in caring for pediatric cancer patients and families,” said Laurie H.
Glimcher, MD, President and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “We are
singularly focused on finding cures for cancer and delivering the best possible
clinical care backed by the latest innovations in cancer research and this
honor is an affirmation of the work of our faculty and staff.”
Scott Armstrong, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of
Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber, added, “The top ranking of our program is a
testament to the compassion and commitment of the nurses, physicians,
scientists, and support staff in our program. This group strives, on a daily
basis, to provide the best, most innovative and effective treatments for
children with cancer.”
Overall, U.S. News
ranked Boston Children’s first in Cancer,
& Neurosurgery, Nephrology,
Orthopedics, and Urology;
second in Diabetes
& Endocrinology and Neonatology;
third in Pulmonology;
fourth in Gastroenterology
& GI Surgery; and fifth in Cardiology
& Heart Surgery.
The 13th annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric
facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties. U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007
to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the
best medical care available in consultation with their doctors and other
medical professionals. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of
quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.
The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals
rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric
specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as
mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and
compliance with best practices.
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