Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Rankings

Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery

best Rank in This Specialty
#4
Overall Score in This Specialty
90.5 / 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: 20.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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.

Superior

100

Score: 34

Superior: 34 to 38 out of 38

Prevention of surgical complications

Success in avoiding such complications and related readmissions.

Very high

100

Score: 19

Very high: 17, 18 or 19 out of 19

Management of epilepsy patients

Success in treating children and infants with epilepsy.

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Clinic patient volume

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

High

100

Score: 45

High: 40 to 48 out of 54

Surgery volume

Relative number of selected surgical procedures performed in past year.

High

75

Score: 36

High: 33 to 39 out of 42

Epilepsy workup and care volume

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

High

75

Score: 14

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.

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Score: √

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: 19

Superior: 17 to 20 out of 20

Advanced clinical services

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

All

100

Score: 14

All: 14 out of 14

Clinical support services

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

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 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: 15

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.

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 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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