Children's Health

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in Eight of 10 Areas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 16, 2020 – U.S. News & World Report has again included Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in its 2020 Best Children’s Hospital rankings, with a total of eight of 10 specialty areas being recognized this year. This is the most specialties the hospital has ever been ranked in and is the ninth year the hospital has been included on this prestigious list.

The 2020-21 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: Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics: Nephrology
  • Pediatrics: Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Pediatrics: Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics: Pulmonology
  • Pediatrics: Urology

“Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is honored to be ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation,” said Dominic Sanfilippo, MD, interim president, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. “This noteworthy recognition is due to the incredible teams we have in place and speaks strongly to our core mission of improving health, inspiring hope and saving lives.”

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.

Spectrum Health 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.

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our long and continuing legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Our award-winning team improves health, inspires hope and saves lives across 13 counties in West Michigan. We bring together 11 hospitals—including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, with expert care from 350+ pediatric specialists in 70+ specialties and programs—three rehabilitation and nursing centers, 120 outpatient sites and telehealth services. We are proud to work with 4,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, including Spectrum Health Medical Group, one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty physician groups in West Michigan.

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Tim Breed
Media Relations
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Email: timothy.breed@spectrumhealth.org