U.S. News announces top 10 children's hospitals 2018

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New Delhi : A latest survey by U.S. News & World Report states that Boston Children's Hospital is the No. 1 children’s hospital in the U.S. The magazine has listed top ten children hospitals, with a few changes from last year. The No. 2 spot this year is Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, up from No. 3 in last year's ranking, while Children's Hospital of Philadelphia drops to No. 3 this year, down from No. 2 last year.

Texas Children's Hospital in Houston bags the No. 4 position. Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, showed a major change, jumping from No. 9 to No. 5.

Children's Hospital of Colorado is a new addition in the top 10 list this year, taking the No. 9 spot from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, which dropped out of the top 10 this year. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago dropped from No. 7 to No. 10.

Take a look at the top 10 hospitals in the United States

1) Boston Children's Hospital

2) Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

3) Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

4) Texas Children's Hospital, Houston

5) Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

6) Children's Hospital Los Angeles

7) Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

8) Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Baltimore

9) Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora

10) Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the top 10 children’s hospitals for each of 10 specialties associated with cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

The top children's hospitals in the 10 specialties are as follows:

1) Cancer: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2) Cardiology & heart surgery: Texas Children's Hospital

3) Diabetes & endocrinology: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

4) Gastroenterology & GI surgery: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

5) Neonatology: Children's National Medical Center

6) Nephrology: Boston Children's Hospital

7) Neurology & neurosurgery: Boston Children's Hospital

8) Orthopedics: Boston Children's Hospital

9) Pulmonology: Texas Children's Hospital

10) Urology: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

"Having a child who is born with or develops a serious illness is one of the most difficult situations a parent can face," Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News & World Report, says in a news release.