Johns Hopkins Children's Center ranked among top U.S. children's hospitals by 'U.S. News'

Publication ranks children's center No. 5 overall, with seven specialty areas among top 10

Johns Hopkins Children's Center has been ranked among the top children's centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, landing at No. 5 on its 2017–18 Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll.

Johns Hopkins Children's Center has the distinction of being the only children's hospital integrated with an adult facility to make the honor roll this year, and it continues to be the highest-ranked pediatric hospital in the state of Maryland.

The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center building, a 12-story, 560,000-square-foot tower at the Johns Hopkins Hospital with 205 private rooms, a 45-bed neonatal intensive care unit, a 40-bed pediatric intensive care unit, and 10 state-of-the-art surgical suites, opened in 2012. It is named in honor of the mother of Johns Hopkins graduate, philanthropist, and former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who gave a $120 million gift toward construction of the new children's center.

In a note to Johns Hopkins employees sent earlier today, Paul B. Rothman, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Ronald R. Peterson, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, congratulated and thanked the children's center staff, faculty, and leadership.

"Every day their work embodies the excellence and innovative spirit for which Johns Hopkins Medicine is known," they wrote.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital at sunset

Image caption: The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Seven specialty areas at Johns Hopkins Children's Center were ranked among the top 10 nationally: Neonatology (No. 4), Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 5), Cancer (No. 6), Urology (No. 7), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (No. 9), Orthopedics (No. 10), and Pulmonology (No. 10).

"Every day, the faculty and staff of Johns Hopkins Children's Center unwaveringly deliver the best, most compassionate care to our pediatric patients and their families," wrote Redonda Miller, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital; Tina Cheng, pediatrician-in-chief and co-director of Johns Hopkins Children's Center; and David Hackam, pediatric surgeon-in-chief and co-director of Johns Hopkins Children's Center, in a note to hospital staff. "They don't do so for accolades, but when they are publicly acknowledged for their excellence, we applaud them as the world-class caregivers we know them to be."

Boston Children's Hospital received the No. 1 overall ranking from U.S. News.

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, ranked nationally in three specialties: Neurology & Neurosurgery, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, and Orthopedics.