Levine Children's Hospital

Rankings

Pediatrics: Orthopedics

best Rank in This Specialty
#47
Overall Score in This Specialty
68.6 / 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.

Modest

25

Score: 2.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Speed and success with complex fractures

Efficent care of complex leg and forearm fractures.

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Preventing surgical complications

Reflects % of patients without complications after scoliosis surgery; additional credit for low % of infections after spinal fusion.

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Very good

75

Score: 21

Very good: 17 to 22 out of 26

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

Average

50

Score: 11

Average: 11 to 20 out of 33

Procedure volume

Relative number of tests and surgical procedures.

Low

5

Score: 22

Low: 1 to 29 out of 45

Nursing intensity

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

Good

75

Score: 2.7

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Score: √

Commitment to best practices

Such as use of ultrasound specialists in hip exams and protocols to limit radiation from imaging.

Very good

75

Score: 30

Very good: 21 to 30 out of 35

Advanced clinical services

Such as pediatric trauma center, imaging center with on-staff radiologist and musculoskeletal oncology program.

Most

75

Score: 8

Most: 7 or 8 out of 9

Clinical support services

Such as 24/7 acute-pain program and rapid-response team.

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 out of 9

Advanced technologies

PET or PET/CT scanner, bone scan and remote retrieval of test results, images and medical records.

All

100

Score: 3.00

All: 3 out of 3

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as for spina bifida, brachial plexus, spasticity and sports injuries.

Most

75

Score: 7

Most: 7 or 8 out of 9

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.

Superior

100

Score: 14

Superior: 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.

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 6 or 7 out of 10

Fulltime subspecialists available

Such as pediatric orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons.

Superior

100

Score: 17

Superior: 17 or 18 out of 18

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric orthopedics.

0 of 2

Score: 0

None

Commitment to clinical research

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

All

100

Score: 1

All: 1 out of 1


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