Welcome to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Thank you for choosing Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for your child’s care. Welcome!

CHOP, located in the state of Pennsylvania, was the first hospital in the United States devoted exclusively to caring for children. Since its doors opened in 1855, the Hospital has made many medical discoveries that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children’s lives.

Top ranked in the United States

U.S. News & World Report

An important measure of the quality of children’s hospitals in the U.S. is the yearly rankings provided by a magazine called U.S. News & World Report. Each year, the magazine surveys hundreds of pediatric centers for data about 10 specialties and asks hundreds of pediatric specialists in each specialty where they would send the sickest children.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is consistently ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the U.S. News Honor Roll, and ranked in the top three in the nation for every pediatric specialty evaluated.

CHOP was recognized for excellence in the following specialties:

CHOP earns high marks for its dedication and expertise across multiple specialties. At CHOP, your child will benefit from the quality of our treatment, superior nurse-patient ratios, commitment to safety, emphasis on family-centered care, groundbreaking research, and much more.

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Global Patient Services is a program within the Department of Global Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.