REPORT: Children’s of Alabama ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the U.S.

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Children’s of Alabama (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Children’s of Alabama has been named one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals for the 14th consecutive year, according to a U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey.

In 2007, U.S. News & World Report introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. Children’s of Alabama and UAB began participating during the 2010-11 ranking cycle. 

The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level.

Exceptional care and service

“Being nationally ranked among the leaders in pediatric healthcare is a strong testament to the hard work, dedication and expertise of our entire staff and our physician partners at the UAB School of Medicine,” said Children’s CEO and President Tom Shufflebarger. “Our goal is to continue to provide exceptional care, service and comfort to the patients who are entrusted to us for medical care.”

112 years of service

Children’s has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children for more than 112 years throughout Central Alabama.

Along with overall ranking, the U.S. News and World Report ranks pediatric specialty services nationwide. 

Children’s is ranked in the top 50 nationally in eight services.

They are:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology 

The 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospitals Survey continues to rank Children’s of Alabama as the best children’s hospital in Alabama..

Interested in seeing how Children’s of Alabama fared in past children’s hospitals rankings? Below are Bham Now stories about the topic in 2020 and 2022For more news like this delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our FREE daily newsletter.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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