Texas Children’s maintains top spots in 2016 U.S. News rankings


U.S. News rankings: Texas Children’s maintains top spots in 2016

The 2016-17 edition of the Best Children’s Hospitals list published by U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas Children’s Hospital fourth in the country out of nearly 200 pediatric institutions. For the eighth straight year, Texas Children’s Hospital was placed on the Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, and Texas Children’s had a No. 1 ranked service – Pulmonology.

Texas Children’s national rankings for each subspecialty area are:
(click each specialty for more information)

#1 Pulmonology

#2 Cancer

#2 Cardiology and Heart Surgery

#2 Neurology and Neurosurgery

#3 Nephrology

#5 Urology

#6 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

#11 Diabetes and Endocrinology

#14 Neonatology

#21 Orthopedics

“These rankings continue to reflect the steadfast commitment Texas Children’s has to providing the highest-quality patient care and outcomes possible for the families we serve,” said President and CEO Mark Wallace. “The diligent efforts and enthusiasm our staff and employees display every day for Texas Children’s mission, along with our outstanding results in this survey, proves we are unquestionably the best in Texas and among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation.”

In addition to ranking children’s hospitals overall, U.S. News & World Report also ranks the top 50 pediatric hospitals in 10 major subspecialty areas. In 2016, Texas Children’s ranks as the best pulmonology department in the country and has six subspecialties in the top five, three of which rank second nationally.


Receiving high rankings in a minimum of three specialties qualified Texas Children’s for the 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 11 pediatric hospitals nationwide. We are also the only pediatric hospital in Texas – and the South – to make the Honor Roll all eight times since the specialty-specific rankings began in the 2009 – 2010 survey year.

“From a measurement perspective, our survey results demonstrate how hard we’re working as an organization to deliver high quality care to our patients,” Wallace said. “The more consistently we deliver high quality care and the safer we deliver that care to our patients, the better their outcomes are, and that’s reflected in our numbers.”

For more information about the U.S. News rankings, visit:

- Mark Wallace’s On the Mark blog: Strive for the outcomes, not the recognition

- The Journal of Texas Children’s Hospital’s in-depth feature: Improve care and the rankings follow

- Texas Children’s blog post: The U.S. News & World Report ranking survey – What’s it all about?

- The U.S. News website: Best Children’s Hospitals 2016-17: Honor roll and overview