Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Top Ranked Children's Hospitals in the Southeast

In the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings of American hospitals, 88 hospitals earned national distinction in at least one of the ten pediatric specialties studied in the survey.  No children's hospitals in the Southeast rated among the top 10 best children's hospitals in the nation. However, twenty-five children's hospitals in the region earned a top 50 national ranking in at least one of the ten pediatric specialties surveyed.  Moreover, ten Southeast children's hospitals earned top 50 national rankings in five or more pediatric specialties. Here's a quick look at these ten Southeast medical institutions and the pediatric specialty areas in which they excel:

Top Ranked Children's Hospitals in the Southeast
Top Ranked Children's Hospitals in the Southeast

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Location: Atlanta
Nationally Ranked Pediatric Specialties: 10 of 10 
Pediatric Specialties Ranked in Top 50 Nationally:
#7 Cancer
#26 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#42 Diabetes & Endocrinology
#8 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#8 Nephrology
#11 Neonatology
#12 Neurology & Neurosurgery
#10 Orthopedics
#17 Pulmonology
#19 Urology

Carell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Location: Nashville, TN
Nationally Ranked Pediatric Specialties: 10 of 10 
Pediatric Specialties Ranked in Top 50 Nationally:
#21 Cancer
#33 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#30 Diabetes & Endocrinology
#18 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#40 Nephrology
#17 Neonatology
#28 Neurology & Neurosurgery
#30 Orthopedics
#16 Pulmonology
#5 Urology

Duke Children's Hospital
Location: Durham, NC
Nationally Ranked Pediatric Specialties: 9 of 10
Pediatric Specialties Ranked in Top 50 Nationally:
#30 Cancer
#31 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#36 Diabetes & Endocrinology
#28 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#22 Nephrology
#21 Neonatology
#33 Neurology & Neurosurgery
#32 Pulmonology
#28 Urology

Children's of Alabama
Location: Birmingham, AL
Nationally Ranked Pediatric Specialties: 9 of 10
Pediatric Specialties Ranked in Top 50 Nationally:
#27 Cancer
#28 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#41 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#38 Nephrology
#12 Neonatology
#32 Neurology & Neurosurgery
#47 Orthopedics
#29 Pulmonology
#44 Urology

Levine Children's Hospital
Location: Charlotte, NC
Nationally Ranked Pediatric  Specialties: 8 of 10 
Pediatric Specialties Ranked in Top 50 Nationally:
#36 Cancer
#35 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#23 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#24 Nephrology
#40 Neonatology
#44 Neurology & Neurosurgery
#29 Orthopedics
#39 Pulmonology

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Location: Memphis, TN
Nationally Ranked Pediatric Specialties: 8 of 10 
Pediatric Specialties Ranked in Top 50 Nationally:
#13 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#32 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#45 Nephrology
#50 Neonatology
#35 Neurology & Neurosurgery
#34 Orthopedics
#46 Pulmonology
#24 Urology

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Location:  St. Petersburg, FL
Nationally Ranked Pediatric Specialties: 8 of 10 
Pediatric Specialties Ranked in Top 50 Nationally:
#41 Cancer
#33 Diabetes & Endocrinology
#39 Nephrology
#44 Neonatology
#27 Neurology & Neurosurgery
#50 Orthopedics
#47 Pulmonology
#46 Urology

UNC Children's Hospital
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Nationally Ranked Pediatric Specialties: 7 of 10 
Pediatric Specialties Ranked in Top 50 Nationally:
#46 Cancer
#13 Diabetes & Endocrinology
#45 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#31 Nephrology
#32 Orthopedics
#22 Pulmonology
#35 Urology

Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Location: Miami, FL
Nationally Ranked Pediatric Specialties: 5 of 10 
Pediatric Specialties Ranked in Top 50 Nationally:
#46 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#49 Diabetes & Endocrinology
#23 Neurology & Neurosurgery
#36 Orthopedics
#35 Pulmonology

UVA Children's Hospital
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Nationally Ranked Pediatric Specialties: 5 of 10 
Pediatric Specialties Ranked in Top 50 Nationally:
#37 Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#40 Diabetes & Endocrinology
#49 Neonatology
#43 Orthopedics
#43 Urology

To find other children's hospitals in the Southeast and elsewhere, visit our U.S. Children's Hospitals resource page.

Monday, October 19, 2020

The 20 Best States for Physical Therapy Assistant Pay

There were about 97,000 physical therapy assistants (PTA) working in the U.S. as of May 2019 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  Physical therapy assistants work in varied healthcare settings, including offices of non-physician practitioners, hospitals, home health care agencies, skilled nursing facilities, and in physician offices.  With some advanced technical skills and training, PTA's generally earn modestly more money than workers in most occupations.  The BLS reported that, as of May 2019, the national mean wage for PTAs was $58,520 per year, a bit more than 9% above the $53,490 annual mean wage for all occupations in the U.S.  Per May 2019 BLS data, here were the 20 best states for physical therapy assistant pay:

New Jersey $69,480
Texas $68,680
California $66,150
Connecticut $65,510
Rhode Island $65,480
Massachusetts $64,310
Alaska $63,440
Florida $63,410
Nevada $62,100
Delaware $61,610
New Hampshire $61,520
North Carolina $61,500
Oregon $59,910
Washington $59,730
Kansas $59,570
Ohio $59,410
Virginia $59,340
Arkansas $59,180
Oklahoma $59,180
Illinois $59,130

So where does your state rank for physical therapy assistant pay?

Visit Physical Therapy Assistant Average Wages by State to find out how much PTAs earn in other states.