For the fifth consecutive year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to be once again ranked in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 edition of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” published online at http://www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals and featured in the August print issue, available to subscribers July 15 and on newsstands July 27.
The 2010 list includes the top 30-ranked children’s hospitals in 10 pediatric specialties. Nationwide Children’s ranked among the best in seven categories: gastroenterology; heart and heart surgery; pulmonary; urology; cancer; neonatology; and kidney.
Steve Allen, MD, chief executive officer of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, said this latest recognition further reinforces the hospital’s leadership position in pediatric care and research. This is an additional and important validation of Nationwide Children’s expertise to care for even the most complex pediatric patients across multiple subspecialties.
“For five straight years, the U.S.News & World Report rankings have recognized our commitment to the children of this community and to all the patients we serve from around the world,” Dr. Allen said. “We have firmly established ourselves as a pediatric leader and with that position we tirelessly seek to improve outcomes, advance research and transform care for children everywhere. These rankings honor our staff and the quality of their work.”
The methodology behind this year’s rankings weighed a three-part blend of reputation, outcome and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing and other factors. The medical centers ranked in Best Children’s Hospitals were judged based on a combination of opinions from pediatric specialists about the hospitals they would recommend for the sickest children and data gathered in a 75-page survey covering important medical information ranging from surgical death rates to whether pediatric anesthesiologists and other sub specialists are on staff. A detailed description of the methodology can be found at http://www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ranked in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” and Parents magazine’s 2009 top 10 “Best Children’s Hospitals” lists, 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, adolescents and adult patients with congenital disease. A medical staff of nearly 900 and a hospital staff of 6,500 provide state-of-the-art pediatric care for more than 750,000 patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 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 http://www.NationwideChildrens.org.
***Full rankings for “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” can be found online at http://www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.