Wolfson Children's Hospital

Rankings

Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery

best Rank in This Specialty
#43
Overall Score in This Specialty
64.2 / 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: 1.1%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Surgical survival

Survival in 30 days following complex surgery or procedures involving, for example, brain tumors, epilepsy and head trauma.

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Very good

75

Score: 32

Very good: 26 to 33 out of 38

Prevention of surgical complications

Success in avoiding such complications and related readmissions.

High

75

Score: 14

High: 13 to 16 out of 19

Management of epilepsy patients

Success in treating children and infants with epilepsy.

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Clinic patient volume

Relative number of clinic patients in past year with specified disorders or who received specified care.

Average

50

Score: 23

Average: 21 to 39 out of 54

Surgery volume

Relative number of selected surgical procedures performed in past year.

Low

5

Score: 14

Low: 0 to 15 out of 42

Epilepsy workup and care volume

Relative number of evaluations and procedures for epilepsy in past year.

High

75

Score: 9

High: 9 to 14 out of 18

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 mortality and morbidity conferences and neuropsychological evaluation before and after surgery for malignant brain tumors.

Superior

100

Score: 18

Superior: 17 to 20 out of 20

Advanced clinical services

Such as specialized epilepsy treatment center, rehabilitation programs, headache clinic offering biofeedback treatment.

Many

50

Score: 10

Many: 8, 9 or 10 out of 14

Clinical support services

Such as surgical ICU, rapid-response team, pediatric pain management program.

Most

75

Score: 8

Most: 8 out of 9

Advanced technologies

Such as PET or PET/CT scanner, 3-Tesla MRI and amplitude-integrated encephalography.

All

100

Score: 7

All: 7 out of 7

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as programs for craniofacial surgery, movement disorders and spina bifida.

All

100

Score: 18

All: 18 out of 18

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: 13

Superior: 13, 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 subspecialist availability

Such as pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons.

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9 or 10 out of 11

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric neurology or neurosurgery.

3 of 3

Score: 3

Three 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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