20 most innovative children's hospitals listed by Parents magazine

Parents magazine named the 20 most innovative children's hospitals based on results of a survey sent to Children's Hospital Association members.

The survey sought to identify hospitals with innovations that have resulted in medical advances. It also considered a hospital's adoption of new technologies and its efforts to share its innovations with other pediatric centers.

Parents recognized hospitals for innovations in cancer research, family support, neonatal care and equipment/procedure advances.

Here are the 20 most innovative children's hospitals according to Parents, listed alphabetically: 

1. Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital
2. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
3. Boston Children's Hospital
4. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
5. Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora)
6. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
7. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
8. Children's National Health System (Washington, D.C.)
9. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
10. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital/University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor)
11. Johns Hopkins Children's Center (Baltimore)
12. Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
13. Seattle Children's Hospital
14. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.)
15. UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital (Los Angeles)
16. UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (Cleveland)
17. University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital (Minneapolis)
18. University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center's Golisano Children's Hospital
19. UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
20. Yale New Haven (Conn.) Children's Hospital

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