Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Rankings

Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

best Rank in This Specialty
#40
Overall Score in This Specialty
60.2 / 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: 1.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Success of selected treatments

Such as IBD remission and avoiding complications from endoscopic procedures

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5, 6 or 7 out of 9

Liver transplant survival

Survival of liver recipients at three years.

NA

Score: NA

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

Use of infection-preventing measures

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

Superior

100

Score: 29

Superior: 27 to 30 out of 30

Prevention of ICU infections

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

Very good

75

Score: 7

Very good: 5, 6 or 7 out of 10

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

High

75

Score: 49

High: 41 to 55 out of 60

Surgery volume

Relative number of selected surgical procedures performed in past year.

High

75

Score: 14

High:11 to 14 out of 16

Nonsurgical procedure volume

Relative number of tests and noninvasive procedures.

Average

50

Score: 11

Average: 8 to 14 out of 21

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 outreach programs in the community and providing disease information to patients/families.

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 9 or 10 out of 10

Liver transplant program

Reflects transplant program recognized by United Network for Organ Sharing and number of transplants in past two years.

Score: NA

Advanced clinical services

Such as pediatric interventional radiologists and pediatric liver-specialized pathologists available every day for consult.

All

100

Score: 12

All: 12 out of 12

Clinical support services

Such as rapid-response team and pediatric pain management program.

All

100

Score: 10

All: 10 out of 10

Advanced technologies

Such as PET or PET/CT scanner, MR cholangiopancreatography and CT enterography.

Most

75

Score: 10

Most: 9 or 10 out of 11

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as programs for intestinal rehabilitation and inflammatory bowel disease.

All

100

Score: 10

All: 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

Such as collecting and analyzing data to improve quality of care.

Superior

100

Score: 18

Superior: 18, 19 or 20 out of 20

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 gastroenterologists.

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric gastroenterology.

2 of 2

Score: 2

Two programs

Commitment to clinical research

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

Superior

100

Score: 4

Superior: 4 out of 4


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