Lurie Children’s named a top 10 pediatric hospital
Louise Turner watches as her grandson Matthew Erickson gets checked by APN Margaret Hartig at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. | Michael Smart~Sun-Times Media
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital) was ranked tenth in the country among pediatric hospitals according to a Parents magazine survey. Lurie Children’s Hematology/Oncology division was ranked eighth among pediatric cancer programs nationwide.
The survey focused on key areas including treatment success, groundbreaking research and family-friendly facilities. The Ten Best Hospitals list appears in the March 2013 issue of Parents on newsstands nationwide.
The hospitals were ranked by Parents editors, with input from a team of medical advisors, based on their responses to detailed questions in the following areas:
survival rates for childhood cancer
pediatric heart disease, and other critical conditions
experience in performing certain complex procedures
depth of the research program
safeguards to prevent medical errors
staffing ratios and quality
services that address the emotional needs of families of patients
All surveyed hospitals are members of the Children’s Hospital Association (formerly National Association of Children’s Hospitals).
Lurie Children’s is the pediatric training ground for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and one of only a handful of U.S. children’s hospitals with a dedicated pediatric research center. Last year Lurie Children’s served more than 149,468 patients. It was the first children’s hospital in the country to receive the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence.
— Lurie Children’s Hospital