RTI International collects and analyzes the data for the “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. The methodology reflects clinical outcomes, such as patient survival, infection rates and complications; the level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care, such as staffing, technology and special services; delivery of healthcare, such as programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices; and expert opinion among pediatric specialists.
In the 2022-23 rankings, 90 of the 198 surveyed hospitals were ranked among the top 50 in at least one specialty. The 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll recognizes the 10 hospitals with the highest rankings across all specialties.
Each of the 198 facilities surveyed for the 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings is either a freestanding children’s hospital or a “hospital within a hospital” – a large, essentially autonomous multidisciplinary pediatric department within a major medical center. Most are members of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA).