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Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City ranked as one of nation’s best children’s hospitals

Hospital earns U.S. News & World Report accolade five years in a row

Shriners Hospital in Salt Lake City ranked as one of nation’s best children’s hospitals

For the fifth year in a row, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City is ranked as one of the nation's elite providers of pediatric orthopaedic care by U.S. News & World Report. 

In its annual Best Children's Hospitals rankings, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital as number 37 in pediatric orthopedics, in conjunction with Primary Children’s Hospital.

The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery, and compliance with best practices. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

“This is the fifth year we have been a top 50 hospital in collaboration with Primary Children’s Hospital and the University of Utah Orthopaedic Group, with whom we share medical staff,” said Kevin Martin, administrator at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City. “This is a reflection on several ancillary care departments who provide services unique to Shriners Hospitals for Children,” he added.

Among the more than 5,000 children treated by the orthopaedic team each year are children with scoliosis, limb deficiencies, limb length discrepancies, sports injuries, club feet, spina bifida and cerebral palsy. The hospital is home to many resources under one roof, including wheelchair and seating services, custom prosthetics and orthotics services, therapy services, surgery, low radiation imaging, a motion analysis center, multi-disciplinary and specialty clinics and outpatient clinic services.

U.S. News & World Report introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings open the door to an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance. Learn more about U.S. News & World Report's full rankings and methodology.

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