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.
Our discovery — your child's breakthrough
At Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we're inspired by childhood — a time that's full of possibility, potential and curiosity.
That sense of wonder is what drives all of us at Children's Hospital to keep improving patient care and making bold scientific discoveries — discoveries that make our patients' breakthroughs possible.
For each child, the breakthrough will be different: leaving the Hospital; getting back to a favorite activity; the chance to live a happy, healthier childhood.
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.
Our Hospital is consistently recognized for excellence in the following specialties:
- Cardiology and Heart Surgery
- Diabetes and Endocrinology
- Nephrology and Kidney Diseases
- Neurology and Neurosurgery
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.
Our Global Patient Services team will provide your child and family a seamless transition from your home to our world-class clinical programs.
To learn more about Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, visit our full website, available in English only.