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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation for the sixth consecutive year among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S.News and World Reports 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking.  

“I’m grateful to our 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 are changing the outcome together.”The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight the top 50 pediatric facilities in the nation in 10 specialties. The methodology reflects the level and quality of hospital resources directly related to:

  • Clinical outcomes, such as patient survival, infection rates and complications
  • Delivery of healthcare, such as programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices
  • Patient care, such as staffing, technology and special services

Cincinnati Children’s was ranked among the top 5 pediatric hospitals in 7 of 10 specialties, including a #2 ranking in Nephrology and Gastroenterology/GI Surgery; a #3 ranking in Endocrinology, Pulmonary, Urology and Orthopedic Medicine; and a #4 ranking for Neurology/Neurosurgery. In terms of improvement, Endocrinology moved the most of any specialty up from #7 last year to #3 this year.

Each hospital’s score is based on a variety of patient outcomes, the delivery of evidence-based processes of care, and the presence of other healthcare resources and supports. The remainder is based on reputation with pediatric subspecialists throughout the U.S., and makes up approximately 15 percent of the total score in this year’s survey.

According to U.S. News, it publishes its rankings to provide patients and families with a tool that could narrow their search for a hospital suited to someone whose difficult procedure, underlying condition or other medical issue calls for an especially high level of skilled care.


About Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Children’s, a non-profit, pediatric, academic medical center established in 1883, is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. It is one of the top three recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health, ranked third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals, and a research and teaching affiliate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine. Its patient population includes the eight-county primary service area covering parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. A destination for children with complex medical conditions, it also served patients from all 50 states and nearly 70 countries during the past year. Additional information can be found on the Cincinnati Children's website. Connect on the Cincinnati Children’s blog, via Facebook and on Twitter.

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