Texas Children's Hospital West Campus-600Texas Children’s Hospital scored a spot among the top 10 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the nation’s highest-ranking children’s hospitals.

Texas Children’s, Houston’s ninth-largest health care system, ranked No. 4 in the country on the “U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals 2013-14” honor roll — coming in after Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,Boston Children’s Hospital and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Hospitals on the honor roll scored high in three or more categories. Texas Children’s was the only hospital in Texas to be named on the honor roll.

The hospital is ranked in 10 pediatric specialties, including No. 3 in cardiology and heart surgery, No. 3 in pulmonology, No. 7 in cancer and No. 7 in neurology and neurosurgery.

The scores were partially determined through an analysis of patient outcomes and data on structural resources available for pediatric care. U.S. News gathers data through a clinical questionnaire — which was sent to 179 pediatric hospitals — and a reputation assessment, which surveyed 150 pediatric specialists and subspecialists. Ultimately, 87 hospitals ranked in at least one specialty.

Click here to view the full rankings in all the specialties.

Houston Business Journal