Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Rankings

Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

best Rank in This Specialty
#7
Overall Score in This Specialty
85.3 / 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.

Significant

50

Score: 14.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Success of selected treatments

Such as IBD remission and avoiding complications from endoscopic procedures

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 or 9 out of 9

Liver transplant survival

Survival of liver recipients at three years.

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Prevention of pressure ulcers

Success at minimizing skin breakdown due to weight, dressings, prolonged bed rest and other factors.

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Superior

100

Score: 30

Superior: 27 to 30 out of 30

Prevention of ICU infections

Success in minimizing central-line bloodstream infections and urinary tract infections in all ICU patients.

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 1 to 4 out of 10

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

High

75

Score: 54

High: 41 to 55 out of 60

Surgery volume

Relative number of selected surgical procedures performed in past year.

Very high

100

Score: 15

Very high: 15 or 16 out of 16

Nonsurgical procedure volume

Relative number of tests and noninvasive procedures.

High

75

Score: 15

High: 15 to 18 out of 21

Nursing intensity

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

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

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 outreach programs in the community and providing disease information to patients/families.

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 9 or 10 out of 10

Liver transplant program

Reflects transplant program recognized by United Network for Organ Sharing and number of transplants in past two years.

Good

75

Score: 3

Good: 3 out of 4

Advanced clinical services

Such as pediatric interventional radiologists and pediatric liver-specialized pathologists available every day for consult.

All

100

Score: 12

All: 12 out of 12

Clinical support services

Such as rapid-response team and pediatric pain management program.

All

100

Score: 10

All: 10 out of 10

Advanced technologies

Such as PET or PET/CT scanner, MR cholangiopancreatography and CT enterography.

All

100

Score: 11

All: 11 out of 11

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as programs for intestinal rehabilitation and inflammatory bowel disease.

All

100

Score: 10

All: 10 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

Such as collecting and analyzing data to improve quality of care.

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 13 to 17 out of 20

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 gastroenterologists.

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric gastroenterology.

2 of 2

Score: 2

Two programs

Commitment to clinical research

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

Superior

100

Score: 4

Superior: 4 out of 4


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