Children's Hospital and Medical Center

Rankings

Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery

best Rank in This Specialty
#45
Overall Score in This Specialty
47.2 / 100

Reputation with specialists

Modest

25

Score: 0.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Survival after complex surgery

Very high

100

Score: 36

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Survival after heart transplant

At one and three years

NR

Score: NR

Survival after Norwood surgery

Very high

100

Score: 22

Very high: 21 to 24 out of 24

Prevention of ICU infections

Significant

50

Score: 2

Significant: 1 or 2 out of 6

Use of infection-preventing measures

Very good

75

Score: 20

Very good: 16 to 20 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

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Catheter-procedure volume

Average

50

Score: 14

Average: 11 to 17 out of 30

Norwood surgery volume

To correct major defects

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 4 to 7 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

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 24 to 27 out of 27

Congenital heart program

Very good

75

Score: 21

Very good: 17 to 21 out of 24

Adult congenital heart program

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 9 out of 10

Heart transplant program

Accreditation and volume

Good

75

Score: 3

Good: 3 out of 4

Advanced clinical services

Such as remote monitoring

Many

50

Score: 11

Many: 11 to 13 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

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Availability of subspecialists

Such as pediatric cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 10 or 11 out of 12

Fellowship programs

0 of 3

Score: 0

None

Commitment to clinical research

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 6 to 8 out of 12


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