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CHOP maintained its second-place ranking from the 2019-2020 cycle. Credit: Max Mester

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was ranked No. 2 on the U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 list of best pediatric hospitals in America.

U.S. News announced the latest Best Children's Hospital Honor Roll on Tuesday, with CHOP maintaining its second-place ranking from the 2019-2020 cycle. This year, CHOP fell below the Boston Children's Hospital at No. 1 and was ranked above the Texas Children's Hospital at No. 3.

CHOP also ranked among the top ten of all specialties considered by U.S. News for the 2021-2022 Best Children's Hospital Honor Roll. Specifically, CHOP ranked first in the country for the treatment of pediatric cancer, first for the treatment of pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, first for orthopedics, second for pulmonology and lung surgery, third for gastroenterology and GI surgery, fourth for neurology and neurosurgery, fourth for urology, sixth for neonatology, sixth for nephrology, and eighth for cardiology and heart surgery.

U.S. News also placed CHOP as the number one children’s hospital in the mid-Atlantic region, which is based on 15,000 surveys of pediatricians and takes into account patient safety, prevention of infections, and nurse staffing. 

This is the 15th consecutive year that CHOP has been ranked among the nation's top children’s hospitals, CHOP reported. On the 2019-2020 U.S. News Best Children's Hospital Honor Roll, CHOP ranked No. 2, which was an increase from the previous year in which they ranked No. 3, WebMD reported.

Throughout the pandemic, CHOP has been at the forefront of involvement with the Philadelphia community’s response to COVID-19, partnering with the city to vaccinate school staff and donating $72,000 in tandem with Penn Med to the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to address racial inequities surrounding COVID-19.

“Families within a day’s drive of Philadelphia can be confident they don’t need to fly across the country to give their children the best — and safest — care," CHOP reported.