The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently earned the number one ranking in the recently released 2013-14 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals. In addition to the Honor Roll ranking, CHOP programs ranked in the top four in each of the ten specialty areas evaluated in the U.S. News survey.

The annual rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in a number of pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

“We are humbled to be recognized again by U.S. News and World Report with a number one ranking among the nation’s children’s hospitals. This recognition is a tribute to the exceptional work of our staff and their tireless dedication to our patients,” said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, chief executive officer of CHOP.

Children’s Hospital was ranked first in pulmonology and urology, and second in cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology, and orthopedics. The Hospital ranked third in cancer, nephrology, and neurology & neurosurgery, and was fourth in neonatology.

“The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia deserves high praise,” said U.S. News & World Report Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “This ranking shows the dedication and expertise that CHOP brings to the care of children who need those qualities the most. We think it is important to identify and call attention to pediatric centers like this one.”

The U.S. News survey methodology combines clinical data points from 179 pediatric centers with a separate reputational score derived from a survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists — 150 in each specialty — were asked to which hospital they would send the sickest children. More information about CHOP’s rankings is available here.

The full rankings and methodology are available here. The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, which will be available in August.