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


For the fifth year in a row, our hospital has been named to the prestigious National Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report rankings. 

Only 10 children’s hospitals in the United States achieved Honor Roll status for 2013-14. The hospital has been selected for the Honor Roll every year since this esteemed list launched in 2009, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been named among the nation’s best children’s hospitals annually since the inception of the magazine’s rankings in 1990.

Review the rankings on the U.S. News & World Report website.

Specialty Care Rankings

Message from the CEO

“This acknowledgement by U.S. News & World Report magazine recognizes Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as a world class institution in health care for children.

"Our success is a reflection of the outstanding skills of our doctors, nurses, clinical staff and physician support teamwho helped to maintain this institution’s top five national ranking and our title of ‘best’ among pediatric medical institutions.”

Richard D. Cordova, FACHE
President and CEO

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

About the Rankings

Each year, U.S. News & World Report invites more than 179 hospitals to complete its survey to be considered for ranking. 

Facilities asked to participate in the rankings were largely drawn from two membership categories of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). Several non-NACHRI members were added because of known pediatric expertise or at the recommendation of experts.

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:

  • Reputation
  • Clinical outcomes, such as the ability to prevent complications and infections 
  • Care-related measures, such as nursing, advanced technology, credentialing and other factors

The children’s hospitals were evaluated on a combination of opinions from pediatric specialists the hospitals these specialists would recommend for the sickest children — along with data collected from a comprehensive survey.