Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

Rankings

Pediatrics: Pulmonology

best Rank in This Specialty
#27
Overall Score in This Specialty
57.5 / 100

Reputation with specialists

Modest

25

Score: 2.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Success with asthma inpatients

Limiting deaths, readmissions, and length of stay

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Asthma-management success

Superior

100

Score: 9

Superior: 9 or 10 out of 10

Management of cystic fibrosis patients

Improving lung function and nutrition

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 to 12 out of 12

Management of lung disease of prematurity

Providing appropriate care and immunizations

Superior

100

Score: 7

Superior: 7 out of 7

Management of neuromuscular weakness disorder

Checking lung function regularly

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Ventilator patient survival

Very high

100

Score: 6

Very high 6 out of 6

Prevention of ICU infections

Modest

25

Score: 3

Modest: 1 to 3 out of 6

Use of infection-preventing measures

Significant

50

Score: 23

Significant: 16 to 25 out of 40

Prevention of pressure ulcers

Pressure over a bone or from central lines, masks and other devices can cause the skin to break down

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Pulmonology patient volume

High

75

Score: 16

High: 15, 16, or 17 out of 21

Nonsurgical procedure volume

High

75

Score: 12

High: 10, 11, 12 out of 15

Nurse-patient ratio

Good

75

Score: 2.7

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards

Score: x

Commitment to best practices

Such as a formal protocol for cystic fibrosis patients

Very good

75

Score: 21

Very good: 17 to 21 out of 24

Lung transplant program

NA

Score: NA

Advanced clinical services

Such as accredited sleep center

Most

75

Score: 9

Most: 9 out of 10

Clinical support services

Such as pediatric infectious-disease program

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 out of 9

Advanced technologies

Score: √

Patient and family services

Such as interpreters and child life specialists

All

100

Score: 8

All: 8 out of 8

Efforts to involve families

Superior

100

Score: 7

Superior: 7 out of 7

Commitment to quality improvement

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 8 or 9 out of 10

Adoption of health information technology

Such as computerized medical records

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Availability of subspecialists

Such as pediatric pulmonologists and sleep medicine specialists

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Fellowship program

Score: √

Commitment to clinical research

Score: √


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