Johns Hopkins All Children’s Ranks #1 in Florida

Johns Hopkins All Children’s ranked nationally in seven specialty areas, marking the third time in four years it has led the state in ranked pediatric specialties. 

Supamit Ukarapong, MD MBA, with a young patient

Supamit Ukarapong, M.D., M.B.A., medical director of pediatric endocrinology

Published in Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital - Summer 2023
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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is the number one children’s hospital in Florida according to the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report survey.

Johns Hopkins All Children’s ranked nationally in seven specialty areas, marking the third time in four years it has led the state in ranked pediatric specialties. The hospital’s diabetes and endocrinology program, cancer program and pulmonology program achieved their highest rankings ever.

U.S. News & World Report also produced a regional ranking with Johns Hopkins All Children’s at #7 in the Southeast region, which stretches north to Tennessee and North Carolina and west to Arkansas and Louisiana. State and regional rankings are based on the number of pediatric specialties the hospital ranks for nationally.

The magazine’s 17th annual children’s hospital ranking lists Johns Hopkins All Children’s among the top 50 nationally in these areas:

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology #26
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery #26
  • Cancer #31
  • Neonatology #36
  • Nephrology #39
  • Pulmonology and Lung Surgery #41
  • Orthopaedics #47

“Each day we are committed to delivering expertise, hope, healing and the highest quality care for all. We put patient care and safety first, and we lift up our extraordinary care providers who consistently live our mission,” says Alicia Schulhof, president of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. “We strive to make access to our care easy for families, and we are proud to serve as a trusted leader in pediatric health care in our community, state and beyond.”

U.S. News & World Report compiles its rankings by gathering data from children’s medical centers throughout the country, considering certifications such as the nursing Magnet program and surveying pediatric specialists.

The endocrinology and diabetes program built on past success, ranking nationally for the fourth year in a row. It provides acute care for hospitalized children as well as diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for children, teens and young adults with endocrine and diabetes disorders at seven locations throughout the Tampa Bay region. 

The neurology and neurosurgery programs provide care throughout the west coast of Florida, including a collaborative program with Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. The program has ranked six of the past seven years.

The cancer program achieved its highest ranking ever and ranked for the fourth time in five years and the seventh time overall. It is the only pediatric cancer program in Florida to be ranked. It provides cancer and blood and bone marrow transplant services with special expertise in childhood cancers. Patients have access to multicenter clinical trials designed to advance the standard of care for children with cancer.

The neonatology program ranked for the third time in four years and the fifth time overall. It offers expertise in a variety of newborn medicine conditions and has experience with premature very low and extremely low birthweight babies. It features a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with a Level IV ranking, the highest available from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It also manages NICUs in collaborations with several other area regional and community hospitals.

Nephrology is listed for the fifth time in six years. It is the only ranked pediatric nephrology program in the state. Through an affiliation with the University of South Florida (USF) and Muma Children’s Hospital at Tampa General Hospital, the program provides comprehensive medical care for children with acute and chronic diseases of the kidney system, including congenital malformations of the kidney, polycystic kidney disease, chronic renal insufficiency, acute renal failure, hypertension, electrolyte disorders and other related issues.

The pulmonology and cystic fibrosis program treats a variety of lung diseases and respiratory disorders from severe asthma to bronchopulmonary dysplasia. It ranked for the fourth time in five years and seventh time overall. 

The orthopaedics program is a collaboration with Children’s Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates. It specializes in the care of orthopaedic conditions, including scoliosis and limb deformity; congenital anomalies such as clubfoot and hip dysplasia; problems of the hand, foot and knee; and acute injuries such as sports injuries, fractures and trauma. It has ranked seven of the past eight years and eight times overall.

Pediatric hospitals across the country participate in the survey each year, including Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore, which ranked nationally in all 10 specialty areas and 10th overall in the nation. Since joining the Johns Hopkins Health System in 2011, specialists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s have collaborated with colleagues in Baltimore on a variety of treatment and research initiatives.