Johns Hopkins Children's Center ranked among best U.S. children's hospitals

'U.S. News' ranks children's center No. 8 overall, with five specialty areas in top 10

Johns Hopkins Children's Center has been ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, coming in at No. 8 on its 2018–19 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 ranks among the top 10 nationally in five specialty areas.

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.

Front of Johns Hopkins Hospital at dusk

Image caption: A new $1.1 billion building—home to the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower—opened at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2012.

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 Kevin W. Sowers, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, praised the children's center staff, faculty, and leadership.

"Our nurses, physicians, and staff members are some of the most gifted and compassionate caregivers in pediatric medicine," they wrote. "Thank you again for all that you do to improve the health of our youngest patients and the communities we serve."

Johns Hopkins Children's Center was one of 23 hospitals to be ranked in all 10 specialties surveyed by U.S. News, and five were ranked among the top 10—Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 4), Urology (No. 7), Cancer (No. 10), Nephrology (No. 10), and Orthopedics (No. 10).

Redonda G. Miller, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital; Tina L. Cheng, pediatrician-in-chief and co-director of Johns Hopkins Children's Center; and David J. Hackam, pediatric surgeon-in-chief and co-director of Johns Hopkins Children's Center, also applauded faculty and staff in a letter to hospital employees, noting their compassion and dedication in providing "the best medical care to fragile young patients.

"Every day, your innovative thinking pushes the boundaries of health care, greatly benefiting our patients and their families," they wrote.

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

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

A complete list of the 2018–19 Best Children's Hospitals and details about the ranking methodology are available on the U.S. News & World Report website.