Children’s Mercy is once again recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-2019 “Best Children’s Hospitals” report. For the fourth year in a row, Children’s Mercy is listed among the best in the country in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties included in the survey.

Out of the 6 Children’s Mercy specialties, four are in the top 15: Nephrology/kidney (#5); orthopedics (#12); cardiology and heart surgery (#13); urology (#15); diabetes and endocrinology (#20); and gastroenterology/digestive disorders (#25).

The full rankings and methodology are available at