How We Compare

How We Compare

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We’re dedicated to providing the very best care for your child. See what we’re doing to deliver on that commitment - and why our programs are consistently recognized as among the best in the country.

Choosing the Right Hospital

As a parent, you’re faced with many choices. Choosing the right hospital is one of them. When considering your options, it can be helpful to understand what quality metrics, awards and accreditations mean.

At Penn State Children’s Hospital, we work hard every day to provide our patients with the highest level of care possible. As a result, we receive numerous recognitions - both formal, from national accrediting organizations, and informal, from patient satisfaction surveys and kind comments from our patients and their families.

When choosing a hospital for your child, consider not just how we compare to other options, but how other options compare to the high level of care we provide right here in central Pennsylvania.


We’re among the top 15 hospitals in the country for survival following pediatric heart operations, according to data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Congenital Heart Surgery Database.

Read more about patient outcomes