December 30, 2008 - Parents magazine has named St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the No. 1 pediatric cancer care hospital in the country.
The results, based on the magazine's survey of more than 100 children's hospitals, appear in the February 2009 issue on newsstands nationwide Jan. 13, 2009.
All hospitals surveyed are members of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.
In the fall of 2008, St. Jude faculty and staff completed Parents magazine's extensive survey. The hospitals that completed surveys were ranked on their responses to detailed questions in the following areas: covering survival rates for childhood cancer, pediatric heart disease and other critical conditions; experience in performing certain complex procedures; the depth of the research program; safeguards to prevent medical errors; staffing ratios and quality; waiting times in the emergency department; community outreach; and services that address the emotional needs of sick children and their families.
The magazine also chose the top five hospitals for pediatric emergency care, heart care, neonatal care, orthopedic care and pulmonary care. A complete list of the best children's hospitals by specialty can be found at www.parentsmag.com.