Awards, Children's Health

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in Six Specialty Areas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 27, 2017 – U.S. News & World Report has again included Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in its 2017 Best Children’s Hospital rankings, with a total of six specialty areas being recognized this year. This is the sixth year the hospital has been included.

The 2017-18 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: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Pediatrics: Nephrology
  • Pediatrics: Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics: Pulmonology
  • Pediatrics: Urology

“It is a great honor to have Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital named yet again as one of the best children’s hospitals in the U.S.,” said Bob Connors, MD, president, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. “This recognition is a tribute to our dedicated team for the excellent, innovative care they provide to our patients and families every day.”

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals ranks the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S.  Based on clinical data and a survey of pediatric specialists, the ranking methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with best practices.

U.S. News 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 regional referral center and teaching hospital. It offers advanced pediatric specialty care with more than 300 pediatric physicians who practice in more than 50 pediatric specialties and programs. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is Michigan’s largest neonatal center. More information is available online.

Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $550 million in community benefit in calendar year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $37 million in philanthropy to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

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