Duke and UNC have Tow of the Nation’s Best Childrens’ Hospitals

Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center and North Carolina Children’s Hospital at UNC-Chapel Hill earned high marks nationally in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Duke finished tops in the Triangle area, ranking among the top 50 nationally in all 10 areas of specialty. UNC finished second in the Triangle with six specialty areas ranked nationally, including a No. 10 ranking in pulmonology, the only top 10 ranking for any hospital in the state.

The rankings, released Tuesday, recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. The Children’s Hospital Boston ranked No. 1 in six specialties, No. 2 in three specialties and No. 3 in a third, making it the top-rated children’s hospital in the nation. There are 76 hospitals ranked in at least one specialty.

U.S. News & World Report named the Duke University Medical Center as the area’s best hospital overall in March.

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