Boston Children's Hospital

Rankings

Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery

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Overall Score in This Specialty
100.0 / 100

Reputation with specialists

Very strong

100

Score: 91.0%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Survival after complex surgery

Very high

100

Score: 38

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Survival after heart transplant

At one and three years

Average

50

Score: 4

Average: 3 or 4 out of 6

Survival after Norwood surgery

Very high

100

Score: 21

Very high: 21 to 24 out of 24

Prevention of ICU infections

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 3 or 4 out of 6

Use of infection-preventing measures

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Prevention of pressure ulcers

Pressure over a bone or from central lines, masks and other devices can cause the skin to break down

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Surgery volume

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Catheter-procedure volume

Very high

100

Score: 28

Very high: 26 to 30 out of 30

Norwood surgery volume

To correct major defects

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 to 12 out of 12

Nurse-patient ratio

Superior

100

Score: 3.7

Superior: 3.1 and above

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards

Score: √

Commitment to best practices

Such as postsurgical debriefings

Very good

75

Score: 23

Very good: 17 to 23 out of 27

Congenital heart program

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 22 to 25 out of 24

Adult congenital heart program

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Heart transplant program

Accreditation and volume

Superior

100

Score: 4

Superior: 4 out of 4

Advanced clinical services

Such as remote monitoring

All

100

Score: 17

All: 17 out of 17

Clinical support services

Such as heart-surgery ICU

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 out of 9

Advanced technologies

All

100

Score: 5

All: 5 out of 5

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as for stenting

All

100

Score: 11

All: 11 out of 11

Patient and family services

Such as interpreters and child life specialists

All

100

Score: 8

All: 8 out of 8

Efforts to involve families

Superior

100

Score: 7

Superior: 7 out of 7

Commitment to quality improvement

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Adoption of health information technology

Such as computerized medical records

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 8 or 9 out of 10

Availability of subspecialists

Such as pediatric cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 out of 12

Fellowship programs

3 of 3

Score: 3

Superior

Commitment to clinical research

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12


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