In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranks St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital the #1 children’s hospital for cancer in the country. St. Jude has been ranked among the top pediatric cancer hospitals year after year since the Best Children’s Hospitals ranking was first published in 2008.
U.S. News & World Report takes into account several factors to determine rankings including clinical data, safety, nursing staff, questionnaires and other data.
It is the only National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Care Center devoted solely to children, having received the NCI’s highest ranking of “exceptional.” It is the research and treatment hospital where doctors often send their toughest cases because our innovative clinical trials, which include the latest treatments, are designed to find cures for all patients. St. Jude has top survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers, including leukemia and medulloblastoma.
Our designation of Magnet status by the American Nursing Credentialing Center and our high rate of patient safety and other achievements help to continually improve the patient and family experience. We have pioneered more cancer treatments than any other children's hospital around the world, which have helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since we opened more than 50 years ago.
The credit for our No. 1 ranking by U.S. News & World Report belongs to the exceptional efforts of our dedicated clinicians, researchers and support staff who make St. Jude such a very special place for patients and families. We also could not reach this accomplishment without ongoing collaboration with referring physicians across the country, and our affiliate sites across our region.
Ellis J. Neufeld, MD, PhD, Clinical Director
St. Jude is a Magnet hospital, the highest designation a hospital can receive related to nursing. The Magnet Recognition Program® serves as a benchmark for patients to measure the quality of nursing care they can expect to receive at a hospital. The status was granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center following a rigorous application process. National studies have found that hospitals achieving Magnet status have lower patient mortality, fewer medical complications and better patient care outcomes. Learn more about our Magnet designation.
We participate in national efforts to continuously improve patient safety and satisfaction. We submit data to The Leapfrog Group, which organizes patient quality and safety data for hospitals in the U.S. We are also a member of Children’s Hospitals Solutions for Patient Safety, a network of pediatric hospitals that learn from each other to ensure patient safety. Learn more about our quality & patient safety data.
St. Jude Specialties in Pediatric Oncology
Our Brain Tumor Treatment Program specializes in treating some of the most challenging pediatric brain tumors in children and young adults.
St. Jude is helping to improve outcomes for children with leukemia and lymphoma, including difficult-to-treat cases.
Our Solid Tumor Treatment Program offers an experienced team of physicians and researchers who dedicate their lives to finding cures and saving children with solid tumors.