Is your local Children’s Hospital on the top ten of this important listing? Top 20? Top 30? If not WHY??? They spend MILLIONS on advertising and marketing, Should that money be going into better medical treatment for our children? Take a close look at your local Childrens Hospital, are they giving you the best medical treatments your money can buy, or just the best marketing your money can buy???
U.S. News has released their annual report of the Best Children’s Hospitals. In putting together the list, they found that out of nearly 5,000 hospitals in the U.S., only 1 in 30 has expertise in treating kids with serious conditions. Eighty outstanding institutions, however, were honored.
Results were based on a survey or 178 pediatric centers, and the publication sought to “obtain clinical data in 10 specialties.” They also interviewed 150 pediatric specialists to find out which locations they trust most. Each hospital on the list was recognized for excellence in at least one of ten specialties including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and twelve made the “Honor Roll.” These outstanding institutions ranked highest in at least three specialties.