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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ranks No. 1 on Facebook Among U.S.News and Health Report Honor Roll Hospitals

Nationwide Children’s was recognized by Sept. 22

Columbus, OH - 10/16/2014

Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Facebook page,, was ranked No. 1 among the Top 10 children’s hospitals in the U.S.News and Health Report Honor Roll. Nationwide Children’s, which is No. 7 in the latest U.S.News and Health Report released in June, was recognized by Sept. 22. Additionally, Nationwide Children’s ranked third on a list of the Top 75 Social Media Friendly Children’s Hospitals for 2014. The list, compiled by, was released Oct. 6.
In the Facebook standings, each hospital was ranked based on four categories and had an opportunity to earn a maximum of 25 points, for a total of 100 points, in each category. The four categories were Reach: Total Facebook Likes, Voice: Posts per Day, Engagement: Post Engagement Rate and Chatter: People Talking About This.
When the poll was posted Sept. 22, Nationwide Children’s Facebook page was No. 1 in Chatter. Close to 17,000 people (16,765) were “talking” about Nationwide Children’s on Facebook during the previous 30 days. Nationwide Children’s was second in Reach as it had 172,040 “Likes.” In the Voice category, the page was third with a 1.48 average post per day. Nationwide Children’s was sixth in Engagement with about 135 interactions (“Likes,” “Comments” and “Shares”) per 1,000 page “Likes” during the previous 30 days. In all, Nationwide Children’s Facebook page totaled 92 points out of 100.
The list of the Top 75 Social Media Friendly Children’s Hospitals outlined the significance of social media interaction on both Facebook and Twitter. Each hospital polled could earn a maximum of 100 points, 50 points for Facebook and 50 points for Twitter. With a score of 85.3, Nationwide Children’s combined social media efforts has helped the hospital reach out to nearly 12,000 (11,853) Twitter followers with 10,663 tweets.
Top 10 Children’s Hospitals on Facebook
1. Nationwide Children’s Hospital
2. Boston Children’s Hospital 
2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
4. Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
5. Texas Children’s Hospital
6. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
7. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago)
8. Children’s Hospital Colorado
9. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
10. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Top 75 Social Media Friendly Children’s Hospitals for 2014 (Top 10)
For the complete list, visit:
1. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
2. Boston Children’s Hospital
3. Nationwide Children’s Hospital
4. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
5. Seattle Children’s Hospital
6. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
7. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
8. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
9. Children’s Health (Dallas, Texas)
10. Children’s of Alabama
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ranked 7th of only 10 children's hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s, also ranked among the Top 10 on Parents magazine’s 2013 “Best Children’s Hospitals” list, has a medical staff of 1,100 and nearly 10,000 employees providing state-of-the-art pediatric care for one million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at

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