When it comes to pediatric care, there's nowhere better than The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. U.S. News and World Reports ranked CHOP No. 1 in six of 10 specialties for 2012-2013 – more No. 1 rankings than any other children's hospital in the nation. CHOP also tied for the No. 1 overall ranking. "No matter how many times we achieve the top ranking in this survey, it is always an exhilarating, inspiring and humbling experience – and a reminder of our responsibility to constantly improve health care for children," says Dr. Steven M. Altschuler, CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "I could not be prouder of our employees and the extraordinary care they provide to our patients every day. I am honored to work alongside them." The nation's first children's hospital has come a long way since 1855. The 430-bed hospital has more than 1 million outpatient and inpatient visits annually and is a pioneer in the area of children's health research and treatment. CHOP also includes The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, one of the largest pediatric research programs in the country with more than $100 million in total federal awards and an annual budget of more than $200 million. Also located on site, the Children's Seashore House is a comprehensive pediatric rehabilitation center for kids with developmental disabilities and chronic diseases. The hospital has built a pediatric health-care network with nearly 50 sites that treat children throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is one of the largest in the nation.