Penn State Health Children’s specialties ranked among the best by U.S. News and World Report

We are proud to be recognized once again as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals caring for patients with life-threatening and rare illnesses.

Penn State Health Children’s specialties have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report every year for the last 13 years. This ranking is based on clinical data, including patient safety, infection prevention and nurse staffing, as well as responses from more than 15,000 pediatric specialists about where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.

The ability to receive the full spectrum of high-quality care close to home makes the difference for families with seriously ill children. Adding to that value is our dedication to improving the understanding of diseases and to enhancing treatment and prevention of childhood illnesses through our research and clinical studies.

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About the rankings

U.S. News reviews pediatric hospitals and clinical specialties to help parents find the best specialty care for their children. In order to build the rankings, U.S. News evaluated nearly 200 medical centers and surveyed more than 15,000 pediatric specialists. This year, only 89 children’s hospitals were ranked in any specialty.

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