3 Minnesota children's hospitals among the best in new ranking

They ranked among the best on U.S. News and World Report's Best Children's Hospitals list.

Three Minnesota hospitals made the list of U.S. News and World Report's Best Children's Hospitals.

The annual rankings, released last week, look at the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, highlighting the top 50 centers in several pediatric specialties. 

Overall, Boston Children's Hospital claimed the top spot for the seventh year in a row. 

"Across our nation, health care professionals are striving against unprecedented challenges to provide the best possible care to each of their patients," Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News said in a statement. "The nurses, doctors and other professionals at the Best Children's Hospitals have demonstrated a track record of delivering top-notch care to children with diverse medical needs."

How Minnesota's hospitals ranked

According to the rankings, three Minnesota-based children's hospitals were among the top 50 in one or more pediatric specialties.

Mayo Clinic Children's Center, based in Rochester, ranked nationally in eight pediatric specialties. They are: 

  • No. 13 in pediatric orthopedics
  • No. 18 in pediatric urology
  • No. 34 in pediatric cancer
  • No. 36 in neonatology
  • No. 38 in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery
  • No. 40 in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology 
  • No. 42 in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery 
  • No. 44 in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery

The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis ranked nationally in four pediatric specialties. They are: 

  • No. 26 in pediatric nephrology 
  • No. 34 in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology
  • No. 49 in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery
  • No. 50 in pediatric orthopedics

Children's Minnesota, based in Minneapolis, ranked nationally in one specialty, coming in at No. 44 in pulmonology and lung surgery. 

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