Texas Children’s Hospital elevates national ranking to third among the best children’s hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report


HOUSTON – (June 15, 2021) – Texas Children’s Hospital is proud to consistently be recognized as a leader in pediatric care by U.S. News & World Report, ranking third nationally in their 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. For the fifth year in a row, Texas Children’s is named as the best place in the country for children in need of pediatric cardiology and heart surgery care. Additionally, eight of the hospital’s subspecialties rank within the top five.

For 13 years, no other pediatric hospital in Texas has achieved an overall ranking as high as Texas Children’s. For more information, visit texaschildrens.org/best.

Ranked within the top five in eight subspecialties

In addition to ranking pediatric hospitals overall, U.S. News also ranks the top 50 pediatric hospitals across 10 major subspecialties each year. Texas Children’s is one of only 10 children’s hospitals across the country to achieve the Honor Roll designation, and the only hospital in the state of Texas awarded this distinction.

With the partnership of academic affiliate Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s is a distinguished leader and resource for health and hope to children and their families. The hospital earns the U.S. News Honor Roll distinction by ranking as one of America’s best in:

Global leader in pediatric heart care

For more than 60 years, the integrated, multidisciplinary team at Texas Children’s Heart Center® has combined cutting-edge technology with a compassionate and family-centered approach to care. Annually, more than 1,000 surgeries and 1,400 cardiac catheterization procedures are performed in Lester and Sue Smith Legacy Tower, the home of the Heart Center, where a team-based approach brings experts in every aspect of cardiac care to the bedside.

Texas Children’s Heart Center cardiologists, congenital heart surgeons, cardiac anesthetists and cardiac intensivists are world-renowned leaders in the field and work together to treat some of the rarest and most complex heart cases from Houston, across Texas, the U.S. and around the world. The multidisciplinary team strives to provide unparalleled care at every point from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up, in order to achieve the best possible care for each patient.

Texas Children’s also recently opened a first-of-its-kind dedicated facility designed by and for adults with congenital heart disease. The 27,000-square-foot space includes a 16-bed inpatient unit, outpatient clinic, cardiac rehab gym, diagnostics lab and more. Texas Children’s ACH Program is accredited by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and is one of only four accredited programs in Texas. As pediatric patients with congenital heart defects transition into adulthood, members of the team advise patients on health and lifestyle choices for their adult needs, including physical challenges, exercise options and family planning.

U.S. News ranking methodology

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. For more information, visit usnews.com/childrenshospitals.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country, Texas Children’s Pediatrics; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.