Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Rankings

Pediatrics: Urology

best Rank in This Specialty
#43
Overall Score in This Specialty
60.3 / 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.

Modest

25

Score: 1.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Prevention of surgical complications

Success in avoiding surgical complications and readmissions.

Significant

50

Score: 13

Significant: 11 to 14 out of 18

Prevention of urinary tract infections

Success in preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

Modest

25

Score: 2

Modest: 1 or 2 out of 5

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Very good

75

Score: 18

Very good: 16 to 19 out of 21

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

Very high

100

Score: 14

Very high: 14 or 24 out of 24

Surgery volume

Relative number of selected surgical procedures performed in past year.

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 10 to 14 out of 19

Minimally invasive procedure volume

Relative number of patients in past year who had selected minimally invasive procedures.

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Nursing intensity

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

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Commitment to best practices

Regular morbidity and mortality conferences, high-reliability training and surgical site infection tracking.

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 9 or 10 out of 10

Advanced clinical services

Such as ureteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery and percutaneous nephrolithotripsy.

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

Clinical support services

Such as rapid-response team and pain management program.

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 out of 9

Advanced technologies

PET or PET/CT scanner, pediatric urodynamic equipment, video pediatric urodynamic fluoroscopy, surgical robot.

All

100

Score: 3.00

All: 3 out of 3

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as programs for prenatal urinary disorders and genitourinary reconstructive surgery.

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

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

Participation in activities such as data collection and analysis 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 urologists.

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric urology.

1 of 2

Score: 1

One program

Commitment to clinical research

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

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3


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