Monday, February 04, 2013
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is the third best children’s hospital in the United States, according to Parents magazine’s 10 Best Children’s Hospitals survey. Cincinnati Children’s also ranked among the top three hospitals for all six areas of pediatric subspecialty care. This includes a number one ranking in the nation for pulmonary (lung) care.
The subspecialties and Cincinnati Children’s rank are:
The hospitals were ranked by Parents editors, with input from a team of medical advisors, based on responses to detailed questions in the following areas: survival rates for childhood cancer, pediatric heart disease and other critical conditions; experience in performing certain complex procedures; depth of the research program; safeguards to prevent medical errors; staffing ratios and quality; community outreach; and services that address the emotional needs of families of patients. All surveyed hospitals are members of the Children’s Hospital Association.
“Making an informed decision about your child’s healthcare can be overwhelming, especially in the face of a serious illness,” says Dana Points, editor in chief of Parents. “We created this guide with the hope of making it easier to find a great hospital when you need one most.”
The 10 Best Children’s Hospitals list will appear in the March 2013 issue of Parents, on newsstands Feb. 12.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is third in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. It is ranked #1 for neonatology and in the top 10 for all pediatric specialties. Cincinnati Children’s is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org
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