Children’s Hospital Colorado ranked No. 6 in the country

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(October 2020) Children’s Hospital Colorado ranked No. 6 on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of best children’s hospitals, which was released in June. Children’s Hospital Colorado is the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Colorado and the surrounding 12 states. 

The annual ranking evaluates hospitals in 10 specialties, and Children’s Hospital Colorado is highly ranked in all of them, with seven specialties ranking in the top 10. The hospital ranked No. 1 in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, No. 4 in diabetes and endocrinology, No. 5 in pulmonology and lung surgery, No. 6 in cardiology and heart surgery, No. 8 in urology, and No. 9 in cancer, and No. 10 in neurology and neurosurgery. 

In addition to the ranking, two School of Medicine faculty members were featured by U.S. News in a special report about innovative practices to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Kyle Annen, DO, assistant professor of pathology, and medical director of Transfusion Services and Patient Blood Management at the hospital, played important roles in collecting convalescent plasma.
  • Jessica Hawks, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, and clinical director of outpatient services at the Pediatric Mental Health Institute, for helping children cope with uncertainty and struggles around COVID-19. 
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