U.S. News Ranks Cincinnati Children’s among Nation’s Best

U.S. News Honor Roll.Thanks to you, we did it again! U.S. News & World Report recently released its latest rankings and named Cincinnati Children’s as one of the nation’s top three pediatric medical centers. U.S. News also placed the medical center in the top 10 for all 10 pediatric specialties. You can see a full list of our rankings here.

Bengals Partner with Cincinnati Children's to Fight Cancer

Devon Still’s family faces its toughest opponent off the field – pediatric cancer.When Cincinnati Bengals' defensive tackle Devon Still’s 4-year-old daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, he was determined to not only help his child fight for her life, but also the tens of thousands of kids who battle cancer every day.

The Bengals and the NFL community have been right beside him. All proceeds from the sale of Devon Still’s jersey will help advance pediatric cancer research and discovery at Cincinnati Children’s. Fans from Cincinnati, across the country and around the world have purchased a record number of Still’s jersey in support of Devon’s mission.

During the game against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Nov. 6, the Bengals presented a check for $1.3 million to Cincinnati Children’s – funds that will improve treatments to help kids like Leah everywhere.

Celestial Ball Hits Million Dollar Milestone

Boomer and Gunnar Esiason generously delivered a $1 million matching gift to Cincinnati Children’s at the Celestial Ball.This June, Boomer and Gunnar Esiason joined more than 1,300 friends of Cincinnati Children’s for the 10th Annual Celestial Ball. The event, hosted by television personality and former Cincinnati Bengal Cris Collinsworth, surpassed the million dollar mark – a historic achievement for Cincinnati Children’s. All proceeds benefited the cystic fibrosis (CF) and pulmonary programs at the medical center.

Boomer and Gunnar pledged to match an additional million from the Boomer Esiason Foundation. The Esiasons have partnered with Cincinnati Children’s in the fight against CF for more than 20 years, and have contributed more than $6 million to the medical center.

“Gunnar and I were honored and humbled to be part of this special evening,” said Esiason. “We continue to invest in Cincinnati Children’s because the experts here are improving child health every day.”

Building Named for Research Foundation Philanthropist

Cincinnati Children’s honors one of its earliest philanthropists, William Cooper Procter, for his investment in pediatric research.Cincinnati Children’s has honored the late William Cooper Procter, former president of P&G and grandson of its co-founder, by naming a research building on our Burnet Campus after the philanthropist.

In 1931, Procter made a $2.5 million gift to build and endow the Children's Hospital Research Foundation. The gift – valued at $38 million in today's dollars – made Cincinnati Children's the first pediatric hospital in the country to have a building solely dedicated to research and led to advances that have had an indelible impact on pediatric medicine.