Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Rankings

Pediatrics: Cancer

best Rank in This Specialty
#5
Overall Score in This Specialty
86.7 / 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: 39.1%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Survival at three years

The higher the number, the better the survival odds three years after treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia and neuroblastoma.

High

75

Score: 11

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Survival after bone marrow transplant

The higher the number, the better the survival odds for stem cell recipients 100 days after BMT.

High

75

Score: 4

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Prevention of ICU infections

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

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Prevention of pressure ulcers

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

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

Very high

100

Score: 9

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

New patient volume

Relative number of new cancer patients in past two years.

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Surgery volume

Relative number of selected surgical procedures performed in past year.

Very high

100

Score: 6

Very high: 6 out of 6

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 regular morbidity and mortality conferences, quarterly tumor boards and commitment to managing certain conditions.

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 24 to 27 out of 27

FACT-accredited for BMT and tissue transplant

Certified for bone marrow and tissue transplantation by Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.

Bone marrow transplant services

Higher credit for extended services, such as availability of transplant from unrelated donor.

Very good

75

Score: 18

Very good: 14 to 19 out of 21

Palliative care program

Formal program for children with terminal or life-limiting conditions; additional credit for cancer patients referred.

Strong

75

Score: 7

Strong: 5, 6 or 7 out of 7

Advanced clinical services

Such as hematologist-oncologist managing care, chemotherapy-certified pharmacist, pediatric child-life specialists.

All

100

Score: 25

All: 25 out of 25

Clinical support services

Such as pain management, genetic counseling, surgical ICU.

All

100

Score: 11

All: 11 out of 11

Advanced technologies

Such as PET or PET/CT scanner, intraoperative MRI, 3-Tesla MRI, intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

Most

75

Score: 15

Most: 13, 14, or 15 out of 16

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as programs for brain tumors, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, leukemia/lymphoma, limb-sparing surgery.

All

100

Score: 8

All: 8 out of 8

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 oncologists and hematologists.

Superior

100

Score: 14

Superior: 13 or 14 out of 14

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric hematology-oncology and pathology.

3 of 3

Score: 3

Three programs

Commitment to clinical research

Participation in clinical trials and bench-to-bedside research.

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 or 13 out of 13


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