Children's Hospital Colorado

Rankings

Pediatrics: Pulmonology

best Rank in This Specialty
#5
Overall Score in This Specialty
93.3 / 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.

Very strong

100

Score: 60.5%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

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: 11

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: 9

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.

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 3 or 4 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.

Very good

75

Score: 8

Very good: 8 or 9 out of 10

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Very good

75

Score: 33

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.

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

High

75

Score: 20

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

Nonsurgical procedure volume

Relative number of tests and noninvasive procedures.

High

75

Score: 11

High: 10 or 11 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: 2.6

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Score: √

Commitment to best practices

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

Very good

75

Score: 19

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

Score: 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: 15

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.

High

100

Score: 4

High: 3 or 4 out of 4


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