U.S. News and World Report Badge - 4 Specialties

LITTLE ROCK, AR. (June 16, 2020) – U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arkansas Children’s Hospital in four specialties in the new 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.  


The state’s only pediatric health system is proud to have the following programs ranked among the national list: 

While the ranking is designated for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, providers in the ranked programs also care for patients at Arkansas Children’s Northwest and Arkansas Children’s Jonesboro Clinic.

“We are pleased that U.S. News & World Report recognizes the tremendous advancements happening for child health at Arkansas Children’s, and especially that our Urology service ranked for the first time,” said Marcy Doderer, FACHE, Arkansas Children’s President & CEO. “This is further evidence of our team’s unyielding commitment to fulfill a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health statewide, regardless of the obstacles we’ve faced together in the last three months. We hope families see this as another reason to make sure they are seeking the care their children need to ensure a happy childhood.”

The 14th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology.

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

The 2020 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals” is published online at usnews.com/childrenshospitals and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2020 guidebook, which will be available later this summer. “Best Children’s Hospitals” pulls together clinical and operational data from an extensive survey, completed by 193 hospitals.