Phoenix Children’s Hospital once again has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, the only Arizona hospital to make the prestigious list.

U.S. News & World Report’s national publication ranks children’s hospitals annually for its clinical expertise and patient outcomes in 10 medical specialties (listed below). For the first time, Phoenix Children’s is now ranked in all 10 categories. The rankings help guide families to make the best medical care decisions for their children. Families can look up the new rankings and detailed information about each hospital for free at

  • Cancer, #24, represented by the Phoenix Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery, #26, represented by Phoenix Children’s Heart Center
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology, #33
  • Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, #42
  • Neonatology, #41
  • Nephrology, #19
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery, #20, Represented by Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s
  • Orthopedics, #26, represented by the Herbert J. Louis Center for Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Pulmonology, #45
  • Urology, #44

Phoenix Children’s is one of only 25 children’s hospitals in the United States to make the list in all ten specialties in 2016-17.

“This acknowledgement by U.S. News & World Report recognizes Phoenix Children’s as one of the best pediatric health care organizations in the country,” said Robert L. Meyer, president and CEO of Phoenix Children’s. “I offer sincere congratulations to our entire staff and physicians for their role in achieving this milestone. We’re delighted U.S. News & World Report has recognized our outstanding team again this year in 10 out of 10 specialties.”

The majority of each hospital’s score reflects patient outcomes and the care-related resources each hospital makes available. To gather clinical data, U.S. News sends a clinical questionnaire to 183 pediatric hospitals. A reputation score, representing a smaller percentage of the score, is derived from a survey of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty asking where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.