• By Kelley Luckstein

Mayo again ranked among ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ by U.S. News & World Report

June 16, 2020
medical researcher Merrick Ducharme sitting on the floor in the Children's Center playroom with a pediatric patient playing with toys

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center has again been ranked as the top-performing children's hospital in the five state region including the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin on U.S. News & World Report's 2020–2021 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

"As in years past, the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center ranks among the top Children’s Hospitals in the country," says Randall Flick, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Children's Center. "Our ranking affirms our commitment to the traditions of the Mayo model of team-based care for patients with challenges ranging from the common to the most complex."

The rankings identify the top 50 children's hospitals in each of 10 specialties considered. Only 99 children's hospitals of the 192 considered in the rankings were ranked in at least one pediatric specialty in 2020. Mayo Clinic Children's Center ranked as a top performing children's hospital in 8 of the 10 pediatric specialties. Ranking in specialties demonstrates broad-based excellence and the effectiveness of the team-based approach that is the hallmark of the Mayo Clinic Model of Care.

Mayo Clinic's rankings by pediatric specialty are:

  • Cancer (No. 34)
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (Tie No. 42)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (Tie No. 40)
  • Neonatology (Tie No. 36)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (No. 38)
  • Orthopedics (No. 13)
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (No. 44)
  • Urology (No. 18)

"Our seamlessly integrated care focused solely on the needs of the patient and family is what has defined the Mayo Clinic model of care for more than 150 years. From before birth to the transition to adulthood, the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center is committed to providing the best care to every child every day," adds Dr. Flick.

Mayo Clinic is the medical center most recognized as a top choice for patients and families by U.S. News & World Report and many other ranking organizations.

Media Contact: Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

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