Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Rankings

Pediatrics: Cancer

best Rank in This Specialty
#15
Overall Score in This Specialty
74.6 / 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.

Significant

50

Score: 4.7%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

Survival at three years

The higher the number, the better the survival odds three years after treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia and neuroblastoma.

High

75

Score: 11

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Survival after bone marrow transplant

The higher the number, the better the survival odds for stem cell recipients 100 days after BMT.

Very High

100

Score: 5

Very High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Prevention of ICU infections

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

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

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: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

New patient volume

Relative number of new cancer patients in past two years.

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Surgery volume

Relative number of selected surgical procedures performed in past year.

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 out of 6

Nursing intensity

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

Good

75

Score: 2.9

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 regular morbidity and mortality conferences, quarterly tumor boards and commitment to managing certain conditions.

Very good

75

Score: 23

Very good: 17 to 23 out of 27

FACT-accredited for BMT and tissue transplant

Certified for bone marrow and tissue transplantation by Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.

Score: √

Bone marrow transplant services

Higher credit for extended services, such as availability of transplant from unrelated donor.

Superior

100

Score: 19

Superior: 19, 20 or 21 out of 21

Palliative care program

Formal program for children with terminal or life-limiting conditions; additional credit for cancer patients referred.

Strong

75

Score: 6

Strong: 5, 6 or 7 out of 7

Advanced clinical services

Such as hematologist-oncologist managing care, chemotherapy-certified pharmacist, pediatric child-life specialists.

All

100

Score: 25

All: 25 out of 25

Clinical support services

Such as pain management, genetic counseling, surgical ICU.

All

100

Score: 11

All: 11 out of 11

Advanced technologies

Such as PET or PET/CT scanner, intraoperative MRI, 3-Tesla MRI, intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

Most

75

Score: 15

Most: 13, 14, or 15 out of 16

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as programs for brain tumors, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, leukemia/lymphoma, limb-sparing surgery.

All

100

Score: 8

All: 8 out of 8

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.

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Fulltime subspecialists available

Such as pediatric oncologists and hematologists.

Superior

100

Score: 14

Superior: 13 or 14 out of 14

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric hematology-oncology and pathology.

3 of 3

Score: 3

Three programs

Commitment to clinical research

Participation in clinical trials and bench-to-bedside research.

Superior

100

Score: 13

Superior: 12 or 13 out of 13


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