Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Rankings

Pediatrics: Nephrology

best Rank in This Specialty
#6
Overall Score in This Specialty
89.6 / 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: 29.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Survival after kidney transplant

Functioning kidneys and surviving recipients at one and three years.

Very high

100

Score: 24

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

Managing dialysis patients

Reflects relative percentage of patients on dialysis in past two years with satisfactory lab tests.

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 19 or 20 out of 20

Preventing biopsy complications

Reflects % of patients who did not have complications after kidney biopsy.

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Superior

100

Score: 46

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Prevention of ICU infections

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

Modest

25

Score: 2

Modest: 1 to 4 out of 10

Prevention of dialysis-related infections

Success in minimizing such infections.

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

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

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

High

75

Score: 31

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

Catheter procedure volume

Reflects relative number of dialysis catheters placed in past two years.

Average

50

Score: 9

Average: 6 to 10 out of 15

Dialysis volume

Relative volume of patients from birth to age 5 and age 5 to age 19 who received dialysis in past two years.

High

75

Score: 13

High: 12, 13 or 14 out of 18

Kidney biopsy volume

Relative volume of kidney biopsies in past two years.

Very high

100

Score: 9

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

Kidney transplant volume

Relative volume of deceased-donor and living-donor kidney transplants in past two years.

High

75

Score: 4

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

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 participating in interdiscliplinary conferences in renal pathology.

Superior

100

Score: 30

Superior: 26 to 30 out of 30

Transplants to dialysis patients

Percentage of dialysis patients who received a kidney transplant.

Low

5

Score: 2

Low: 1 to 3 out of 12

Advanced clinical services

Such as kidney transplant program recognized by United Network for Organ Transplantation.

All

100

Score: 13

All: 11, 12 or 13 out of 13

Clinical support services

Such as pediatric ICU.

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 out of 9

Advanced technologies

PET or PET/CT scanner.

All

100

Score: 1

All: 1 out of 1

Patient and family services

Such as a family resource center, family support specialists and pediatric psychologists.

All

100

Score: 12

All: 12 out of 12

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 subspecialists available

Such as pediatric nephrologists.

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric nephrology.

2 of 2

Score: 2

Two programs

Commitment to clinical research

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

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 or 9 out of 9


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