Children's Hospital of Orange County

Rankings

Pediatrics: Orthopedics

best Rank in This Specialty
#42
Overall Score in This Specialty
72.1 / 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: 3.0%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Speed and success with complex fractures

Efficent care of complex leg and forearm fractures.

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Preventing surgical complications

Reflects % of patients without complications after scoliosis surgery; additional credit for low % of infections after spinal fusion.

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 11 to 20 out of 33

Procedure volume

Relative number of tests and surgical procedures.

Low

5

Score: 20

Low: 1 to 29 out of 45

Nursing intensity

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

Superior

100

Score: 3.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Commitment to best practices

Such as use of ultrasound specialists in hip exams and protocols to limit radiation from imaging.

Very good

75

Score: 27

Very good: 21 to 30 out of 35

Advanced clinical services

Such as pediatric trauma center, imaging center with on-staff radiologist and musculoskeletal oncology program.

Some

25

Score: 4

Some: 1 to 4 out of 9

Clinical support services

Such as 24/7 acute-pain program and rapid-response team.

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 out of 9

Advanced technologies

PET or PET/CT scanner, bone scan and remote retrieval of test results, images and medical records.

All

100

Score: 3.00

All: 3 out of 3

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as for spina bifida, brachial plexus, spasticity and sports injuries.

Most

75

Score: 8

Most: 7 or 8 out of 9

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 orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons.

Superior

100

Score: 17

Superior: 17 or 18 out of 18

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric orthopedics.

0 of 2

Score: 0

None

Commitment to clinical research

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

All

100

Score: 1

All: 1 out of 1


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