American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) is among the top 50 childrens hospitals in five medical and surgical specialties in the annual U.S. News and World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
The following specialties were ranked among the top 50:
- Cancer (28)
- Diabetes/endocrinology (31)
- Gastroenterology (37)
- Orthopedics (31)
- Nephrology (36)
U.S. News collected data from 184 children’s hospitals, including level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care, delivery of health care such as programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices, and clinical outcomes like patient survival, complications and infection rates.
It also evaluated results from a reputational survey of board-certified pediatric specialists and supplemental information from resources like the National Cancer Institute.