Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

Rankings

Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery

best Rank in This Specialty
#34
Overall Score in This Specialty
67.4 / 100

Reputation with specialists

% of doctors in this specialty responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 who named hospital as among best for very challenging patients.

Strong

75

Score: 15.4%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Surgical survival

Survival in 30 days following complex surgery or procedures involving, for example, brain tumors, epilepsy and head trauma.

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out 12

Use of infection-preventing measures

Success in minimizing infections through hand hygiene, vaccination and other proven measures.

Very good

75

Score: 26

Very good: 26 to 33 out of 38

Prevention of surgical complications

Success in avoiding such complications and related readmissions.

High

75

Score: 14

High: 13 to 16 out of 19

Management of epilepsy patients

Success in treating children and infants with epilepsy.

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Clinic patient volume

Relative number of clinic patients in past year with specified disorders or who received specified care.

Average

50

Score: 30

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Surgery volume

Relative number of selected surgical procedures performed in past year.

Average

50

Score: 28

Average: 16 to 22 out of 42

Epilepsy workup and care volume

Relative number of evaluations and procedures for epilepsy in past year.

High

75

Score: 13

High: 9 to 14 out of 18

Nursing intensity

Balance of fulltime R.N.'s to average daily number of inpatients; a higher ratio means more nursing care.

Good

75

Score: 2.7

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Score: x

Commitment to best practices

Such as regular mortality and morbidity conferences and neuropsychological evaluation before and after surgery for malignant brain tumors.

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 17 to 20 out of 20

Advanced clinical services

Such as specialized epilepsy treatment center, rehabilitation programs, headache clinic offering biofeedback treatment.

Most

75

Score: 12

Most: 11, 12 or 13 out of 14

Clinical support services

Such as surgical ICU, rapid-response team, pediatric pain management program.

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 out of 9

Advanced technologies

Such as PET or PET/CT scanner, 3-Tesla MRI and amplitude-integrated encephalography.

Most

75

Score: 6

Most: 5 or 6 out of 7

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as programs for craniofacial surgery, movement disorders and spina bifida.

Most

75

Score: 16

Most: 15, 16 or 17 out of 18

Patient and family services

Such as a family resource center, family support specialists and pediatric psychologists.

All

100

Score: 8

All: 8 out of 8

Steps to engage families

Such as a parent advisory committee that meets frequently.

Superior

100

Score: 7

Superior: 7 out of 7

Commitment to quality improvement

Such as collecting and analyzing data to improve quality of care.

Superior

100

Score: 14

Superior: 13, 14 or 15 out of 15

Adoption of health information technology

Use of electronic medical records and computerized physician order entry to improve patient safety and care.

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Fulltime subspecialist availability

Such as pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons.

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9 or 10 out of 11

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric neurology or neurosurgery.

3 of 3

Score: 3

Three programs

Commitment to clinical research

Active participation in clinical trials and bench-to-bedside research.

High

100

Score: 4

High: 3 or 4 out of 4


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