The Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital continue to be named among the nation's best according to new rankings issued by U.S. News & World Report.
"Our two pediatric hospitals provide expert care to our patients, and we are proud that they have been recognized as leaders in pediatric care both across the U.S. and in their states and regions," Paul 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, in an email announcing the rankings.
U.S. News surveys 10 pediatric specialties nationwide for the annual list and also ranks children's hospitals by region and state to help parents seeking care in their areas. Johns Hopkins Children's Center ranks No. 1 in Maryland and is tied at No. 4 in the mid-Atlantic region. Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital ranks No. 4 in Florida and is tied for No. 11 among the nine states in the southeast region.
In pediatric specializations, Johns Hopkins Children's Center ranked among the top 20 in the nation in the following areas:
- Pediatric cancer: No. 9
- Pediatric cardiology and heart surgery: No. 16
- Pediatric diabetes and endocrinology: No. 12
- Pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery: No. 10
- Pediatric nephrology: No. 12
- Pediatric orthopedics: No. 13
- Pediatric pulmonology and lung surgery: No. 13
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital ranks nationally in four specialties, with pediatric neurology and neurosurgery ranking among the top 20.
Rothman and Sowers acknowledged the challenges the medical profession has faced as a result of the pressures and demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, and praised the faculty and staff at the Children's Center and All Children's Hospital.
"We are thankful for each of you," they wrote. "No matter your role, you have helped shape our institutions into what they are today. These rankings are testaments of your perseverance, hard work, and dedication as we continue to provide the highest level of care for our young patients and their families."