Baystate Children's Hospital

Rankings

Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology

best Rank in This Specialty
#48
Overall Score in This Specialty
61.0 / 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.

None

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Diabetic patient management

Success in preventing serious problems in children with type 1 diabetes and keeping blood sugar levels in check.

Very good

75

Score: 20

Very good: 19 to 22 out of 26

Hypothyroid patient management

Success in treating hypothyroid children and infants.

Superior

100

Score: 4

Superior: 4 out of 4

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Very good

75

Score: 18

Very good: 17 to 21 out of 25

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

Average

50

Score: 22

Average: 16 to 30 out of 48

Procedure volume

Relative number of tests and noninvasive procedures.

High

75

Score: 17

High: 17 to 24 out of 27

Nursing intensity

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

Average

50

Score: 2.4

Average: 2.3-​2.5

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Commitment to best practices

Such as high % of inpatients seen by member of diabetes program and high % of outpatients with documented blood sugar results.

Significant

50

Score: 67

Significant: 36 to 70 out of 89

Advanced clinical services

Such as certified diabetes educators and remote access to health records.

Most

75

Score: 19

Most: 18 to 22 out of 23

Clinical support services

Such as surgical ICU and pediatric pain management program.

Most

75

Score: 8

Most: 7 or 8 out of 9

Advanced technologies

Such as PET or PET/CT scanner and therapeutic radioiodine treatment for Graves disease or thyroid cancer.

All

100

Score: 8

All: 8 out of 8

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as for hypertension, lipid management and weight disorders.

Many

50

Score: 5

Many: 4, 5 or 6 out of 10

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

Activities such as collecting and analyzing data to improve quality of care.

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 11 to 14 out of 16

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 endocrinologists.

Significant

50

Score: 10

Significant: 8, 9 or 10 out of 13

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric endocrinology.

1 of 2

Score: 1

One program

Commitment to clinical research

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

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 3 out of 4


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