Arkansas Children’s Hospital has made record advancements, ranking among the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital list, where it has the most service lines in which the state’s only pediatric health system has ever ranked. Seven of Arkansas Children’s specialty services are among the best in the nation, based on the list published on June 14.
The 16 annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in the following pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology, and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and lung surgery and urology.
The following Arkansas Children’s programs ranked from 2022 to 2023 Best Children’s Hospitals list:
- Cancer (No. 42) – first time ranked
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery (No. 44)
- Diabetes & Endocrinology (No. 29)
- Nephrology ( No. 34)
- Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 48)
- Pulmonology & Lung Surgery ( No. 24)
- Urology ( No. 40)
“These record rankings validate the journey Arkansas Children’s is on as we strive to create a future where every Arkansas Child can reach their full potential,” said Marcy Doderer, ACH President and CEO. “While U.S. News & World Report highlights seven of our outstanding service lines, the reality is that team members in every department contributed to these advancements in care. The entire Arkansas Children’s team is to be congratulated.”
In 2007, U.S. News introduced Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in order to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available.
The 2022 to 2023 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals is posted online and will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2023 guidebook – which will be available later this year.