Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s again named a top pediatric cancer program

US News & World Report named Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center the best pediatric cancer program in New England and #2 in the nation in its Best Children’s Hospitals 2021-22 report. Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s has been recognized as one of the top three pediatric cancer centers in the country every year since the rankings began, achieving more #1 rankings than any other program.

Boston Children’s Hospital remains the number 1 children’s hospital in the nation in US News’ top hospitals for the eighth year in a row.

“It is an honor that our program has been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the best pediatric cancer programs in the country and the best program in New England,” said Scott A. Armstrong, MD, PhD, president of Dana-Farber/ Boston Childrens. “Our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff work every day to provide unsurpassed clinical care while conducting world-class research, all on behalf of our patients and their families.”

Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s brings together two internationally renowned research and education institutions that have been providing comprehensive care to pediatric oncology and hematology patients since 1947. The Harvard Medical School affiliates share a clinical staff providing clinical care and surgery at Boston Children’s and most outpatient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

David A. Williams, MD, Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children’s Hospital, said, “Our unique center brings together an outstanding pediatric hospital and cancer center to provide world-class care for children affected by cancer and blood disorders. We are pioneering research to find new treatments and treatments. This top position is a testament to our exceptional teams and unparalleled programs that work tirelessly for our patients and families.”

The 15th annual ranking recognizes the top 50 pediatric facilities in the US in 10 pediatric specialties, including cancer. Hospitals got points because they were ranked in a specialty, and higher-ranking hospitals got more points.

“When choosing a hospital for a sick child, many parents want specialized expertise, convenience, and caring medical professionals,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and editor-in-chief at US News. “The Best Children’s Hospital rankings have always emphasized hospitals that excel in specialized care. As the pandemic continues to affect travel, finding quality care close to home has never been more important.”

For 2021-22, US News ranked the top 50 centers in each of these 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and cardiac surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and lung surgery and urology.

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