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U.S. News Ranks Children’s Hospital Colorado Among the Nation’s Best

Seven specialties rank in the top 10.

Author School of Medicine | Publish Date June 15, 2021

U.S. News and World Report released its 2021–22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings this week. Children’s Hospital Colorado ranked number 6 nationally and placed seven pediatric specialties in the top 10, including a number-one ranking for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery. Children’s Colorado is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Together, the institutions are a national center for clinical care and medical research.

Other top 10-ranked specialties include diabetes and endocrinology at number 4, pulmonology and lung surgery at number 5, urology and cardiology and heart surgery at number 6, cancer at number 9, and neurology and neurosurgery at number 10.

The annual U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings were introduced in 2007 and offer guidance for families of children seeking the best medical care for rare or life-threatening illnesses. The top 50 medical centers are ranked in 10 specialties surveyed on nearly 2,000 data questions, as well as a reputation survey sent to thousands of pediatric specialists nationwide.

Visit the U.S. News site for a complete list of the rankings and the full methodology.