Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

Rankings

Pediatrics: Pulmonology

best Rank in This Specialty
#34
Overall Score in This Specialty
67.1 / 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.

Significant

50

Score: 3.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Success with asthma inpatients

Reflects survival, length of stay and readmissions.

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Management of asthma patients

Reflects % of patients following personalized management plan.

Very good

75

Score: 13

Very good: 11 to 14 out of 17

Management of cystic fibrosis patients

Success in managing lung function and nutritional status.

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9, 10 or 11 out of 13

Management of lung disease of prematurity

Reflects % of patients younger than 24 months old receiving recommended care.

Superior

100

Score: 6

Superior: 6 out of 6

Management of neuromuscular weakness disorder

Reflects % of muscular dystrophy patients age 5 and up who had lung function test in past year, or within three months before having general anesthesia.

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 5 out of 6

Ventilator patient survival

Reflects success in preventing deaths of patients on ventilators as a result of accidental obstruction or other events.

Very high

100

Score: 6

Very high: 6 out of 6

Prevention of ICU infections

Success in minimizing central-line bloodstream infections and urinary tract infections in all ICU patients.

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5, 6 or 7 out of 10

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Very good

75

Score: 31

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 38

Prevention of pressure ulcers

Success at minimizing skin breakdown due to weight, dressings, prolonged bed rest and other factors.

Modest

25

Score: 1

Modest: 1 out of 3

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

High

75

Score: 18

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

Nonsurgical procedure volume

Relative number of tests and noninvasive procedures.

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 12 out of 12

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.

Commitment to best practices

Such as consensus management plan for six conditions including cystic fibrosis, pneumonia and bronchiolitis.

Very good

75

Score: 18

Very good: 16 to 19 out of 21

Lung transplant program

Recognized by United Network for Organ Sharing; additional credit based on three-year survival and transplant volume in past two years.

NA

Advanced clinical services

Such as sleep center, certified asthma educators and staff participation in patient care conferences.

All

100

Score: 18

All: 17 or 18 out of 18

Clinical support services

Such as rapid-response team and pediatric pain management, infectious disease and anesthesia programs.

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 out of 9

Advanced technologies

PET or PET/CT scanner.

All

100

Score: 1

All: 1 out of 1

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: 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 subspecialists available

Such as pediatric pulmonologists and sleep medicine specialists.

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric pulmonology.

2 of 2

Score: 2

Two programs

Commitment to clinical research

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

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 4


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