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Children's Medical Center of Dallas ranks among best U.S. pediatric hospitals

Children's Medical Center of Dallas ranks among best U.S. hospitals

Patient Madeline Smith, 10, gives her teddy bear a kiss before it is taken in for “surgery” by Child Life fellow Leah Dunn
Patient Madeline Smith, 10, gives her teddy bear a kiss before it is taken in for “surgery” by Child Life fellow Leah Dunn at the Teddy Bear Clinic. Photo by Juan Pulido/Children's Medical Center
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Children's Medical Center earned a top ranking in orthopedics in combination with programs at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Bridget Le of Volunteer Services helped 8-year-old CCBD patient Cameron Davis with some constructive destruction
Bridget Le of Volunteer Services helped 8-year-old CCBD patient Cameron Davis with some constructive destruction. Photo by Juan Pulido/Children's Medical Center
Fort Worth musician Tim Halperin signs to raise money for Children's Medical Center in Dallas
Fort Worth musician Tim Halperin is one of the many supporters of Children's Medical Center. Photo courtesy of Children's Medical Center
Patient Madeline Smith, 10, gives her teddy bear a kiss before it is taken in for “surgery” by Child Life fellow Leah Dunn
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Bridget Le of Volunteer Services helped 8-year-old CCBD patient Cameron Davis with some constructive destruction
Fort Worth musician Tim Halperin signs to raise money for Children's Medical Center in Dallas

US News & World Report has released its Best Children's Hospitals 2013-2014 ranking, and Children's Medical Center of Dallas took the top spot in orthopedics, in combination with programs at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Children's Medical Center is also nationally ranked in nine other specialties, including cancer, cardiology and endocrinology. According to the American Hospital Association, surgeons at the 408-bed Dallas hospital performed 6,187 annual inpatient and 20,362 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 135,614 visits.

Meanwhile, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston ranked No. 4 on the Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll, following Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Boston Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 

US News issues separate rankings for children's hospitals and other hospitals and traditionally releases the lists about a month apart. The 2013-14 rankings for Best Hospitals is expected to be released later this summer.