South Carolina has one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation, a new U.S. News & World Report ranking shows.
The MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital was recently recognized as South Carolina’s only children’s hospital to make the list. The hospital also gained two specialties in the national list and jumped two spots from the previous year to ninth in the Southeast region’s best children’s hospitals survey.
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6 SC hospital specialties ranked
Here are all the specialties the MUSC hospital ranks in nationally.
The hospital’s neonatology service ranking nationally for the first time. Also, its orthopedics rejoined the nationally ranked list after a brief hiatus.
“MUSC Children’s Health continues to receive national recognition of the high level of expert pediatric care we provide in a safe and compassionate environment for parents seeking care for their child,” Mark A. Scheurer, M.D., MUSC chief for children’s and women’s services, said in a press release. “Every day, we strive to transform the delivery of care for South Carolina families and throughout the Southeast region. These rankings are one of many measures that demonstrate the devotion and pride of the team we have at MUSC Children’s and Women’s Health.”
SC children’s hospital patient outcomes
Four of 10 MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital programs placed in the top 50 nationally for outcomes, including:
- #3: Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
- #14: Cancer
- #31: Orthopedics
- #40: Urology
SC regional rankings
MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital also ranked ninth in the Southeast, according to U.S. News & World Report. All six of MUSC Health’s nationally recognized pediatric specialties ranked in the top 10 in the Southeast.
- #2: Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
- #4: Cancer
- #7: Orthopedics
- #8: Gastroenterology & GI surgery
- #9: Neonatology
- #9: Nephrology
US News & World report methodology
To help patients decide where to receive care, U.S. News generates hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.
The children’s hospital rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric hospitals in each of 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
This story was originally published June 27, 2023, 6:00 AM.