Children’s cited as best pediatric hospital in the country

Boston Children’s Hospital was named the best pediatric hospital in the country by US News & World Report this year in more categories than any other hospital. The hospital ranked number one in seven treatment areas, including cancer, cardiology, diabetes care, gastroenterology, kidney disease treatment, neurology, and urology, and ranked highly in several other areas. Last year, Children’s ranked first in eight categories, and a spokesperson said the hospital has ranked at the top of the list since US News began ranking pediatric hospitals in 2007.

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