Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Rankings

Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology

best Rank in This Specialty
#30
Overall Score in This Specialty
66.9 / 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: 2.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

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: 19

Very good: 19 to 22 out of 26

Hypothyroid patient management

Success in treating hypothyroid children and infants.

Significant

50

Score: 2

Significant: 2 out of 4

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 22 to 25 out of 25

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

Very high

100

Score: 42

Very high: 41 to 48 out of 48

Procedure volume

Relative number of tests and noninvasive procedures.

High

75

Score: 22

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.

Superior

100

Score: 4.0

Superior: 3.1 and above

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.

Very good

75

Score: 77

Very good: 71 to 80 out of 89

Advanced clinical services

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

All

100

Score: 23

All: 23 out of 23

Clinical support services

Such as surgical ICU and pediatric pain management program.

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 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.

All

100

Score: 10

All: 9 or 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

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

Superior

100

Score: 16

Superior: 15 or 16 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.

Superior

100

Score: 13

Superior: 13 out of 13

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric endocrinology.

2 of 2

Score: 2

Two programs

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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