Dana-Farber/Boston Children's named a top pediatric cancer program
June 16, 2020
U.S. News & World Report has named Dana-Farber/Boston
Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center the top pediatric cancer program
in New England and #2 in the nation in its 2020-21 Best Children's Hospitals
report. Dana-Farber/Boston Children's has been recognized as one of the top
three pediatric cancer centers in the country each year since the ranking's
inception in 2007, including more #1 rankings than any other program.
Hospital remains the #1 pediatric hospital in the
nation for the seventh year in a row in U.S.
News’ top hospital listings.
“We are proud that our program has been recognized by U.S.
News & World Report as one of the top three pediatric cancer programs in
the country and the top program in New England for the past 13 years,” said
Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD, President of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s. “This
success is a result of the outstanding doctors, nurses, and staff who work
tirelessly to provide unsurpassed clinical care while also performing
world-class research that is changing how we treat children with cancer.”
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
Vijay Sankaran, MD, PhD, Interim Chief of the Division of
Hematology/Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital, said: “Our program is
unique, since it brings together the resources of an outstanding children’s
hospital with an amazing cancer center to provide world-class care to children
affected by cancer and blood disorders. At the same time, we also are able to
conduct cutting-edge research. The work we do is a testament to the outstanding
teams we have in our program.”
The 14th annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric
facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties, including cancer. Hospitals
received points for being ranked in a specialty, and higher-ranking hospitals
receive more points. The Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll recognizes the 10
hospitals that received the most points overall.
Overall, U.S. News ranked Boston Children’s first in Nephrology,
second in Cancer, Diabetes
& Endocrinology, Gastroenterology
& GI Surgery, and Orthopedics;
fourth in Cardiology
& Heart Surgery; and sixth in Neonatology.
“Even in the midst of a pandemic, children have healthcare
needs ranging from routine vaccinations to life-saving surgery and
chemotherapy,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at
U.S. News. “The Best Children's Hospitals rankings are designed to help
parents find quality medical care for a sick child and inform families’
conversations with pediatricians.”
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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