Lurie Children’s named a top 10 pediatric hospital

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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.

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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

community outreach

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