Awards, Children's Health

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven of 10 areas

June 15, 2021

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 15, 2021 – U.S. News & World Report has again recognized Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in its 2021 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings with a total of seven of 10 specialty areas being recognized this year. This is the 10th year the hospital has been included on this prestigious list.

The 2021-22 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: Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Pediatrics: Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics: Pulmonology
  • Pediatrics: Urology

“We are honored that Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has been ranked yet again as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation,” said Hossain Marandi, MD, MBA, FACHE, president, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. “This prestigious recognition is a result of the hard work of our incredible teams 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 country.  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 & 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 10 years in a row.

About Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan.

People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

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Rick Jensen
Media Relations
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