UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital ranks in U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Children’s Hospitals
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is listed among the nation’s best in seven specialties in the 2022-23 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings published online today by U.S. News & World Report.
UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital—Iowa’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital—ranked in the following areas:
in pediatric cancer
in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology
in pediatric nephrology
in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery
in pediatric orthopedics
in pediatric pulmonology
The annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings and ratings, now in their 16th year, are designed to assist families and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions.
For 2022-23, U.S. News ranked the top 50 centers in each of these 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. For the second year, the “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings featured expanded offerings that include state rankings and multistate regional rankings.
We are focused on this mission to improve the lives of children in Iowa and beyond, and it is wonderful to see the rankings reflect everyone’s tremendous efforts. To continue this rich tradition of being listed among the nation’s best children’s hospitals is something for which we are all extremely proud.
The “Best Children's Hospitals” methodology factors objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as health equity and available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. To calculate the “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, U.S. News gathered relevant data from children’s hospitals in early 2022 and from pediatric physicians and other health care organizations as well as available clinical resources, compliance with best practices, and efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion among patients and staff in 2022.
RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm, collected and analyzed data from 119 children’s hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialists. More than 100 pediatric specialists and other experts provided input through methodology working groups.