Leapfrog named 149 hospitals to its 2021 Top Hospitals list, including 8 top children’s hospitals and 23 rural hospitals. Hospitals must have responded to Leapfrog’s Hospital Survey. Leapfrog Group is a large employer-based organization whose mission is to trigger giant leaps forward in the safety, quality and affordability of health care. The measures emphasize patient safety. Published December 2021.
US News & World Report’s top pediatric hospitals for 2022-2023. Best children’s hospitals ranked and rated for pediatric cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology (digestive disorders) & GI surgery; neonatology; nephrology (kidney); neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology (respiratory problems) and lung surgery; and urology. Honor roll of 10 hospitals is led by Boston Children’s, Texas Children’s in Houston (second), and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (third, just edging out Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia). Ratings called Best Children’s Hospitals updated June 2022. Detailed hospital scores and ranking for individual measures such as survival, are in the Methodology report. Consumers can compare children’s hospital scores side-by-side in Appendix C.