Cincinnati Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. Its division of Pulmonology is ranked number one in the country for the first time.

This is the 5th consecutive year that Cincinnati Children’s has been ranked among the top three pediatric hospitals in the U.S.

Cincinnati Children’s is ranked in the top 10 for all 10 pediatric specialties. The specialties and Cincinnati Children’s rank are:

Specialty Ranking
Pulmonology 1
Cancer 2
Nephrology 2
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery 4
 Orthopedics 4
Urology 5
Neurology & Neurosurgery 6
Cardiology & Heart Surgery 7
Diabetes and Endocrinology 7
Neonatology 9

“I’m grateful to our 15,000 employees for their passion, talent and dedication. They make these outstanding results possible,” said Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s. “I also want to thank the families and patients who place their trust in us for care. We will keep working hard for them as we pursue our vision to be the leader in improving child health.”

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight the top 50 pediatric facilities in the nation in 10 specialties. Based on a combination of clinical data and reputational surveys of pediatric specialists, 83 of the 184 hospitals surveyed ranked in at least one specialty, while Cincinnati Children’s ranked in all of them.

Most of each hospital’s score relied on patient outcomes and care-related resources. U.S. News garnered clinical data from a detailed questionnaire sent to 184 pediatric hospitals. A sixth of the score came from annual surveys of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty in 2013, 2014 and 2015. They were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside considerations of location and expense.

Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume and much more can be viewed here and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, which will be available Sept. 1.

“The pediatric centers on the Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll show exceptional dedication and expertise, and they deserve our congratulations,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Children with life-threatening or rare conditions need the kind of care that these hospitals deliver day after day.”

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available.

About Cincinnati Children’s

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Children’s Hospitals. It is also ranked in the top 10 for all 10 pediatric specialties. Cincinnati Children’s, a non-profit organization, is one of the top three recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health, and a research and teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The medical center 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. Connect on the Cincinnati Children’s blog, via Facebook and on Twitter.

Contact Information

Jim Feuer, 513-636-4656, jim.feuer@cchmc.org