Why we measure it - Research shows that doctors and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have better outcomes for treatments and procedures.
What this means - Many of our patients and families are traveling from out of state and from other counties to see our specialists in our Urology Program. As our reputation continues to grow nationally and internationally, more families are traveling farther distances to seek our expertise and care.
About the data - This map shows the states and other countries our urology patients and families traveled from in 2012.
Related dimensions of care:
- Our surgeon's expertise and advanced skill sets allow us to take on the most complex patient cases. Our comprehensive care attracts referring physicians and families from across the globe.
- We have a highly specialized Children's Transport Team available 24 hours a day to care for and transport seriously sick and injured infants and children to our center. More than 1,500 transports are done each year.
Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Family Accommodations Program to make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments. Children's Hospital has partnered with non-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House to offer comfortable, "home away from home" accommodations. Local hotel chains on our referral list also offer discounts for patient families.