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U.S. News & World Report ranks OHSU Doernbecher among the nation’s best children’s hospitals

Children’s hospital recognized for excellence in multiple pediatric specialties
Doernbecher Children's Hospital
OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. (OHSU)

For the eighth consecutive year, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has been named among the best children’s hospitals in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

This year, OHSU Doernbecher received recognition in the following pediatric specialties:

  • U.S. News & World Report 2017-18
    47th in Cancer
  • 40th in Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • 36th in Neonatology
  • 25th in Nephrology
  • 41st in Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • 50th in Pulmonology

"For 90 years, OHSU Doernbecher’s primary goal has been to deliver the highest quality of care to its patients across Oregon and Southwest Washington,” said Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., physician-in-chief and chair of the Department of Pediatrics, OHSU Doernbecher, OHSU School of Medicine. “To be recognized, once again, among the nation’s best children’s hospitals validates this mission and the fantastic work provided by our physicians, nurses and staff.”
Since it first applied for consideration in 2009, OHSU Doernbecher remains the only medical center in Oregon whose pediatric specialties meet U.S. News' criteria for excellence in: 

  • Level and quality of hospital resources, including staffing, technology and special services. 
  • Delivery of care, such as reputation among pediatric specialists, programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices. 
  • Clinical outcomes, including patient survival infection rates and complications 

The Best Children's Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News' top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialty areas based on an extensive analysis using a methodology that combines clinical and operational data collected directly from a survey of 183 children's hospitals, results from a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists and supplemental information from resources such as the National Cancer Institute. Eighty-two hospitals nationwide ranked in at least one specialty. 

U.S. News introduced the Best Children's Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level. 

Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, etc., can be viewed online and will be published in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook in August.

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