June 15, 2021
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arkansas Children’s in four specialties in the new 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today.
LITTLE ROCK, AR. (June 15, 2021) – U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arkansas Children’s in four specialties in the new 2021-22 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:
“We are honored that U.S. News & World Report continues to highlight the outcomes Arkansas Children’s delivers for families,” said Marcy Doderer, FACHE, Arkansas Children’s President & CEO. “This type of national recognition is only possible because of our team’s innovation and commitment. This year, more than ever, our providers have stepped up to the challenge to help Arkansas cope with the pandemic response. The Arkansas Children’s team deserves every accolade as they strive daily to improve child health and make Arkansas a safer and healthier place to be a child.” The 15th 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.
This year, U.S. News & World Report also released regional rankings. Arkansas Children’s is ranked within the Southeast Region along with pediatric hospitals from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. A hospital’s regional ranking status is assessed by evaluating the total number of specialties the hospital was ranked in – better rankings are assigned to hospitals with more national rankings.
The rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. 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.
The 2021 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals” is published online at usnews.com/childrenshospitals and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2021 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.