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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking.
It is also in the top 10 for all 10 pediatric specialties ranked by U.S. News.
No. 2 in nephrology
No. 4 in urology
No. 6 in diabetes and endocrinology
No. 7 in neurology and neurosurgery
No. 3 in gastroenterology
No. 8 in orthopaedics
No. 3 in neonatology
No. 9 in cardiology and heart surgery
“I’m proud of our team that again we have been recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News,” said Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s.
“It’s the children and families we serve who compel us to expand our medical expertise, pursue groundbreaking discoveries and provide the best possible quality of care.”
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings open the door to an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance and highlight the top 50 pediatric facilities in the U.S. in 10 specialties.
“Every Best Children’s Hospital deserves high praise,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “We know how important it is to parents to have confidence in pediatric centers that show dedication and expertise in caring for a child facing a life-threatening, rare or demanding illness.”
Each year, U.S. News modifies its methodology and hopes to improve the rankings’ usefulness to families with sick children. The most important changes this year were to increase the weight given to outcomes, best practices and infection prevention and reduce the weight assigned to reputation.
Five-sixths of each hospital’s score relied on patient outcomes and the care-related resources each hospital makes available. To gather clinical data, U.S. News sent a clinical questionnaire to 183 pediatric hospitals.
The remaining one-sixth of the score derived from a survey of 450 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty over three years. The physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.
Detailed information can be viewed online and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, available in August.
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