Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona is again ranked No. 1 in Arizona and the Phoenix metro area, and No. 11 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
The best children's hospital in the country was Boston Children's Hospital, with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia next in line. Both were ranked previous year. "We also remain the No. 1 hospital in the Sacramento region".
Consumer advocates praise rankings and grades as a tool to help consumers choose the best health care, while others caution that the assessments don't fully take into account a hospitals' challenges and successes.
In 2018, only 86 childrens hospitals nationwide were ranked in at least one of the pediatric specialties U.S. News evaluated.
United Kingdom took the top spot in the state for the third year in a row, and got a top 50 ranking nationwide in four specialties: 38th in cancer care, 33rd in diabetes and endocrinology, and 45th for ear, nose and throat care and orthopedics.
"By providing the most comprehensive data available on almost every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties". They looked at teaching hospitals, hospitals affiliated with a medical school, hospitals with at least 200 beds or those with at least 100 beds that treated patients in at least four of eight specialties that U.S. News deemed significant.
TGH, second to Mayo Clinic Jacksonville in the state, also ranked nationally in six specialties, including nephrology (18), diabetes and endocrinology (24), gastroenterology and GI surgery (25), urology (28), orthopedics (39) and pulmonology (46).