Cincinnati Children’s Ranked Among the Best For 10th Year in a Row In U.S. News Best Children’s Hospital Rankings

Cincinnati Children’s Ranked Among the Best For 10th Year in a Row In U.S. News Best Children’s Hospital Rankings

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

For the tenth year in a row, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center landed on the Honor Roll and ranked among the top three in the nation among all pediatric hospitals surveyed on the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals ranking.

The Honor Roll recognizes the 10 hospitals with the highest ranking across specialties.

“This sustained recognition of our continued excellence makes us grateful and proud,” said Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s. “Once again, our employees have demonstrated what can be accomplished when we all work together for the good of patients, families and each other.”

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:

Cancer #3

Cardiology and Heart Surgery #14

Diabetes and Endocrinology #3

Gastroenterology & GI Surgery #5

Neonatology #7

Nephrology #3

Neurology & Neurosurgery #5

Orthopedics #3

Pulmonology #4

Urology #4

Cincinnati Children’s has a one-program, two-sites “Joint Pediatric Heart Program” with Kentucky Children’s Hospital, part of UK HealthCare in Lexington, and is ranked as such. The joint program began in 2017 to provide a full spectrum of heart care to families across Kentucky, close to home.

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 193 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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