U.S. News & World Report Rankings 2016-17

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals have placed among the nation's premier children’s hospitals in all 10 pediatric specialties.

The hospitals ranked among the top 25 in eight of the 10 specialties and were best in the Bay Area in five practices – cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, and urology – according to U.S. News & World Report, which released the results of its best pediatric hospitals on June 21, 2016.

The 2016-17 results mark the 10th year of publication of the pediatric rankings, which serve as a guide to hospitals that lead in treating the sickest children.

“We are delighted that once again UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are among those highly acclaimed hospitals listed by U.S. News,” said Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. “Our physicians, nurses, other patient care workers – all of us – take the care of the children and families we serve very seriously. They drive our aspirations for excellence in care and research in the pediatric field.”

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals include campuses in San Francisco and in Oakland. The two hospitals affiliated in January 2014.

"The outstanding patient care and treatments at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are supported by the hospitals’ world-class research and the education of residents,” said Bert Lubin, MD, chief executive officer of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and a pediatrician. “Our rankings demonstrate the value of the services we provide to all children in our community, as well as nationally and globally.”

The rankings are based on clinical data from 183 pediatric centers and on the opinions of nearly 11,000 surveyed pediatric specialists and subspecialists. Among the factors taken into consideration are clinical outcomes, efficiency and co-ordination of care delivery, infection control, compliance with best practices, and resources including number of nurses and availability of programs for certain conditions. Among the hospitals evaluated, 78 were ranked in at least one specialty.

The rankings highlight U.S. News' top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

The complete rankings for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals for 2016-17 are:

#10 Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology (Best in Bay Area)
#15 Pediatric Urology (Best in Bay Area)
#16 Pediatric Cancer (Best in Bay Area)
#16 Pediatric Nephrology
#17 Pediatric Neonatology (Best in Bay Area)
#18 Pediatric Gastroenterology & GI surgery
#21 Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery (Best in Bay Area)
#25 Pediatric Pulmonology
#38 Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#47 Pediatric Orthopedics

View the complete list of children’s hospital rankings available online.

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