Awards, Children's Health

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 12th year in a row

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 21, 2023 – U.S. News & World Report has again recognized Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in its 2023-2024 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings with two specialty areas being recognized this year. This is the 12th year the hospital has been included on this prestigious list.

The 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings are being published online today. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital ranked among the best nationally in the following categories:

  • Pediatrics: Cancer
  • Pediatrics: Neurology and Neurosurgery

This is the 4th consecutive year the Neurology & Neurosurgery team has ranked nationally. This also marks the 12th time the Cancer team has been recognized and represents a meaningful jump up the rankings.

“We are honored that Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has been consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation,” said Robert Fitzgerald, M.D., interim president, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. “This prestigious recognition is a result of the hard work of our incredible teams, our dedication to high quality and speaks strongly to our core mission of improving health, inspiring hope and saving lives.”

U.S. News, together with RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm, collected and analyzed data from 119 children’s hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialists. Children’s hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care and expert opinion among pediatric specialists.

U.S. News & World Report introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric centers.

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is a 234-bed national referral center and teaching hospital, providing comprehensive clinical care to the children of West Michigan and beyond. It offers advanced pediatric specialty care with more than 300 pediatric physicians who practice in 70 pediatric specialties and programs.  The hospital also provides care close to home in over 50 regional clinics and shares its expertise through Partners in Children’s Health: a collaboration with more than 30 hospitals throughout Michigan. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of nation’ best children’s hospitals by US News and World Report for 12 years in a row.


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About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, Careers and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.


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