NEWS | June 16, 2020

Among the nation’s best

UC Davis Children’s Hospital ranks in four pediatric specialties in Best Children’s Hospitals rankings by U.S. News

(SACRAMENTO)

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked in four pediatric specialties in the new 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings by U.S. News & World Report, published online today

To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. UC Davis Children's Hospital is nationally ranked among the nation’s 50 best in these four specialty care areas:

  • 25th nationally in nephrology
  • 26th nationally in neonatology
  • 33rd nationally in orthopedics
  • 36th nationally in urology

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

“The care that we provide to children and families is world class. We are proud that, once again, UC Davis Children’s Hospital is recognized nationally and is among the top 50 in the U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals rankings,” said Brad Simmons, interim chief executive officer of UC Davis Medical Center and its children’s hospital. “Congratulations to our whole team for their stellar pediatric specialty care and their commitment to kids in Sacramento and beyond.”

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data as well as an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.

For more information, visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the full rankings.

About UC Davis Children’s Hospital

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults needing primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as a level I children’s surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.