Children's Minnesota in the News

Children’s Minnesota ranked as a top hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Children’s Minnesota has once again been honored by U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) as a Best Children’s Hospital, with its pulmonology program ranking 33rd and diabetes and endocrinology program ranking 42nd in the nation for 2018-2019. Additionally, in partnership with University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Children’s ranked 33rd in nephrology.

Children’s comprehensive pulmonology program includes the diagnosis, treatment and management of pulmonary disorders such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, croup and other conditions. Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Center is a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation accredited Translational and Therapeutics Development Center, which means these patients – whose condition is pulmonary related – get the most advanced therapies available through participation in clinical trials.

Children’s diabetes and endocrine program cares for more young patients with type 1 diabetes — the type typically found in children and teens — than any other medical center in the state and sees a growing number of teens with type 2 diabetes. Our large expert team of professionals, dedicated solely to the care of children and teens, also diagnoses and treats all kinds of endocrine disorders, including growth disorders, abnormally early or delayed puberty and diseases of the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands. Children’s McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center offers the latest technology, drug therapies and devices to help patients manage their diabetes.

The 12th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

To create the pediatric rankings, USNWR gathers key clinical data from nearly 200 medical centers through a detailed survey that looks at measures such as patient safety, infection prevention and adequacy of nurse staffing. In addition, part of each hospital’s score is derived from surveys of more than 11,000 pediatric specialists who are asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty. In 2017, only 82 children’s hospitals were ranked in at least one of the pediatric specialties we evaluate.

For more information, visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the full rankings.

Hayley Sitz