Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was ranked as the top children’s hospital in the western United States and the fifth-best in the nation for the third consecutive year, according to rankings released Monday by U.S. News & World Report.

The hospital also earned top-10 recognition in several categories:

— No. 7 in Cancer;

— No. 3 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery;

— No. 8 in Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders;

— No. 6 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery;

— No. 2 in Neonatal Care;

— No. 15 in Nephrology;

— No. 9 in Neurology & Neurosurgery;

— No. 4 in Orthopaedics;

— No. 12 in Pulmonology; and

— No. 16 in Urology.

There were complex heart surgeries performed on more than 100 newborns and infants in the past year at CHLA; 35 kidney transplants, the most by a U.S. children’s hospital, more than 120 lifesaving bone marrow transplant and CAR T-cell therapy procedures; and more than 150 hip surgeries and more than 250 scoliosis procedures.

“Being named one of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S. is an especially meaningful honor this year because it demonstrates that every program and service at CHLA continues to provide the best care in the safest possible environment for our patients and their families,” said Dr. James Stein, the hospital’s chief medical officer.

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