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U.S. News & World Report annual rankings places Northern California Shriners Hospital among nation’s best

U.S. News & World Report annual rankings places Northern California Shriners Hospital among nation’s best

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 15th year, are designed to assist patients, their families and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions. 

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is nationally ranked among the nation’s best 50 in two specialty care areas:   

  • 22nd nationally in orthopedics
  • 37th nationally in urology

The orthopedics and urology rankings were awarded in collaboration with UC Davis Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California’s longstanding partner in caring for children with burns, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic disorders and urological issues. 

“We are extremely proud to be recognized for the tenth year in a row as one of the top providers of pediatric orthopedics and urologic care in the entire United States,” said Margaret Bryan, administrator at the Northern California Shriners Hospital. “The ranking is a reflection of the clinical preeminence of our subspecialists and the quality of care they provide children with complex orthopedic needs.”

The Best Children's Hospitals methodology factors objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. To calculate the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, U.S. News & World Report first gathered relevant data from children’s hospitals in early 2020 and then from pediatric physicians and other health care organizations in 2021. Data collection from children’s hospitals was not repeated in 2021 because of the pandemic. 

RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm, collected and analyzed data from 118 children’s hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialists. More than 100 pediatric specialists and other experts provided input through methodology working groups. 

This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2022 guidebook, available in stores Oct. 5.

 “When choosing a hospital for a sick child, many parents want specialized expertise, convenience and caring medical professionals,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News & World Report. “The Best Children's Hospitals rankings have always highlighted hospitals that excel in specialized care. As the pandemic continues to affect travel, finding high-quality care close to home has never been more important.”  

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower citizens, consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.