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Named One of Nation's Top 10 Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

For the seventh consecutive year, CHLA has been named in the top 10 of U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious national Honor Roll of the best children’s hospitals.

Only 12 children’s hospitals in the United States achieved Honor Roll status for 2015-16. CHLA has been selected for the esteemed list every year since it launched in 2009, and has been included among the nation’s best children’s hospitals annually since the magazine began its rankings in 1990, 26 years ago.

We are pleased this year to be:

  • The No. 7-ranked children’s hospital nationally
  • One of only 12 children's hospitals in the country named to the Honor Roll
  • The only pediatric medical center in California to make the Honor Roll

Specialty Care Rankings

This acknowledgement by U.S. News & World Report recognizes Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as a world class institution in health care for children. Our success is a direct reflection of the outstanding skills of our doctors, nurses, clinical staff and physician support team who together help to maintain this institution’s top national ranking and our title of “best” among pediatric medical institutions.

The national magazine ranks children’s hospitals annually for their clinical expertise and patient outcomes in 10 different medical specialties (listed below); and Children's Hospital Los Angeles was ranked highly in all 10 categories.

About the Rankings

Each year, U.S. News & World Report invites as many as 184 hospitals to complete its survey and be considered for ranking. The methodology for the rankings is adjusted each year to reflect best practices in the industry along with differences in pediatric specialty care as compared to adult health care, but typically uses an algorithm that scores data related to:

  • Clinical outcomes, such as the ability to prevent complications and infections
  • Quality of care and performance improvement projects
  • Care-related measures such as nursing, advanced technology, credentialing and education
  • Reputation, as established through a combination of opinions and recommendations gathered from pediatric specialists and data collected from a comprehensive survey