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6/21/2016 Member News
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital as the Top Children's Hospital on Florida's West Coast

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as the Top Children’s Hospital on Florida’s West Coast

St. Petersburg, Fla. – June 21, 2016 – U.S. News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as one of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S. in the latest 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

The hospital ranked in six pediatric specialty areas, including:

• #30 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
• #30 Orthopedics
• #39 Neonatology
• #46 Urology
• #49 Pulmonology
• #50 Cancer

Johns Hopkins All Children’s was the only children’s hospital on Florida’s West Coast that made the list. The hospital also ranked the highest in Florida for pediatric orthopedics.

“These rankings suggest that our journey to being an exemplary high-quality, family-centered care provider for children is progressing. We believe that we are making great strides in our commitment to providing the best possible outcomes and the safest care for the children of Florida,” said Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and CEO of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and vice dean at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “While we are proud of our progress, our work is just beginning. We will continue to make investments in our mission and in our people through our residency and fellowship programs, recruitment of physician scientists, in our education and research building under construction, and most of all, in our care of patients to ensure they receive the highest quality of care that is compassionate and innovative for best outcomes.”

The U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings help parents determine where to get the best medical care for their children. Each year, the rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialty areas, which include: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

Specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s also collaborate on treatment and research with colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, which ranked in all 10 specialty areas.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are based on clinical data and an annual survey of pediatric specialists. More information on the rankings and full list can be viewed on The rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1.

About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children’s brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit