Cincinnati Children’s Again Among Highest Honored In U.S. News Best Children’s Hospital Rankings

Cincinnati Children’s Again Among Highest Honored In U.S. News Best Children’s Hospital Rankings

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has again been highly ranked among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S.News and World Report’s 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. For the ninth year in a row, Cincinnati Children’s is ranked number three or higher in the nation among all pediatric hospitals surveyed.

The Honor Roll recognizes the 10 hospitals with the highest ranking across specialties. Cincinnati Children’s is one of only two pediatric hospitals to rank sixth or higher in all specialties.

“We are pleased and proud to be among the best again,” said Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s. “I’m grateful to our employees and to our patients and families that put their trust in us. Without them, this recognition would not be possible.”

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight the top 50 pediatric facilities in the nation in 10 specialties. The methodology reflects four categories:

  • Clinical outcomes, such as patient survival, infection rates and complications
  • Hospital resources, the level and quality of which are directly related to patient care, such as staffing, technology and special services
  • Delivery of healthcare, such as programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices
  • Expert opinion, reputation among pediatric specialists

The specialties and rank are:

#3 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

#3 Nephrology

#4 Neonatology

#4 Pulmonology

#4 Neurology & Neurosurgery

#4 Orthopedics

#4 Urology

#5 Endocrinology

#6 Cancer

#6 Heart & Heart Surgery

According to U.S. News, the mission of the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings is to identify hospitals that provide the highest quality care for children with the most serious or complicated medical conditions. Each of the 191 facilities surveyed is either a freestanding pediatric hospital, such as Cincinnati Children’s, or a “hospital within a hospital” – a large multidisciplinary pediatric department within a major medical center.

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