North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC Hospitals has been ranked in six of 10 U.S. News Media Group’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” categories. The hospital nabbed its second Top 10 ranking in pulmonology -- the only top 10 ranking achieved by any children’s hospital in North Carolina, according to a news release.
N.C. Children’s Hospital ranked 10th in pulmonology, 37th in diabetes and endocrinology, 39th in gastroenterology, 42nd in orthopaedics, 43rd in cardiology and heart surgery, and 44th in neonatology, the release said.
The new rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Seventy-six hospitals are ranked in at least one specialty.
Now in its fifth year, Best Children’s Hospitals pulls together data from a lengthy survey completed by the majority of the 177 hospitals asked to participate for the 2011-12 rankings. The survey asks hundreds of questions about survival rates, nurse staffing, subspecialist availability, and other areas.