American Family Children's Hospital

Rankings

Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

best Rank in This Specialty
#49
Overall Score in This Specialty
57.2 / 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: 0.7%

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.

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

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.

Very good

75

Score: 23

Very good: 19 to 26 out of 30

Prevention of ICU infections

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

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 1 to 4 out of 10

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

Low

5

Score: 17

Low: 1 to 25 out of 60

Surgery volume

Relative number of selected surgical procedures performed in past year.

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 6 to 10 out of 16

Nonsurgical procedure volume

Relative number of tests and noninvasive procedures.

Low

5

Score: 7

Low: 1 to 7 out of 21

Nursing intensity

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

Superior

100

Score: 4.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Commitment to best practices

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

Very good

75

Score: 8

Very good: 7 or 8 out of 10

Liver transplant program

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

Adequate

Score: 2

Adequate: 2 out of 4

Advanced clinical services

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

Most

75

Score: 10

Most: 9, 10 or 11 out of 12

Clinical support services

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

Most

75

Score: 9

Most: 9 out of 10

Advanced technologies

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

All

100

Score: 11

All: 11 out of 11

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as programs for intestinal rehabilitation and inflammatory bowel disease.

Many

50

Score: 7

Many: 5, 6 or 7 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.

Very good

75

Score: 14

Very good: 13 to 17 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.

1 of 2

Score: 1

One program

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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