U.S. News Ranks AFCH Among Top 50 Children's Hospitals

American Family Children's Hospital (AFCH) was ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals in six medical and surgical specialties in the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Children's Hospital rankings for 2016-2017.

The following specialties were ranked among the top 50:

  • Cancer (36)
  • Gastroenterology (34)
  • Nephrology (25)
  • Orthopedics (31)
  • Pulmonary (29)
  • Urology (23)

Data were collected from 183 children's hospitals. U.S. News looked at clinical and operational data, results from a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists and supplemental information from resources like the National Cancer Institute.

The data included level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care, delivery of health care such as infection-prevention programs, and adherence to best practices and clinical outcomes such as patient survival, complications and infection rates.