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 11 years. This year, we are thrilled to announce that neonatology, pediatric cardiologypediatric cancer, pediatric nephrology and pediatric pulmonology and lung surgery once again made the list of top specialties. These rankings are based on clinical data, including patient safety, infection prevention and nurse staffing, as well as responses from more than 11,000 pediatric specialists about where they would send the sickest children in their specialty.

We’re honored to receive this recognition, but we are even more proud to support the health of children in our community every day. And, we’re pleased to be able to provide this specialty care for patients right here in center Pennsylvania, close to home.

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 11,000 pediatric specialists. This year, only 84 children’s hospitals were ranked in any specialty.

Neonatology (NICU)

Our level IV NICU is the only one between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh who provides lifesaving care to the most complex and critically ill newborns.

Pediatric Cardiology

Families from across the region come to us to get unmatched cardiovascular care and services for their child.

Hematology and Oncology

Providing compassionate, expert care to infants, children and adolescents throughout central Pennsylvania for more than 25 years.

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension team, care for infants, children and teenagers with severe kidney disease resulting in kidney failure working closely with our kidney transplant team.

Pediatric Pulmonology and Lung Surgery

Pediatric Pulmonary and Lung Surgery helping children with a wide range of lung problems. Our experts are here to help improve your child’s breathing and quality of life.

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U.S. News & World Report has ranked Penn State Health Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best hospitals for children in multiple specialties for the 11th consecutive year.