Nationwide Children's Hospital Ranks in All Ten Specialties in U.S. News Media Group's 2011-2012 Best Children's Hospitals Rankings

May 17, 2011

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has been ranked in all 10 specialties in U.S. News Media Group’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, now available online at

The new rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. Nationwide Children’s ranked in the top 10 for Gastroenterology and Cardiology/Heart Surgery. The hospital earned rankings in every specialty this year, its sixth consecutive year appearing on the U.S. News list.

“We salute Nationwide Children’s Hospital,” said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The goal of the Best Children's Hospitals rankings is to call attention to pediatric centers with the expertise to help the sickest kids, and Nationwide Children’s is one of those centers.”

Now in its sixth year, Best Children’s Hospitals pulls together clinical and operational data from a lengthy survey, completed by the majority of the 177 hospitals asked to participate for the 2011-12 rankings. The survey asks hundreds of questions about survival rates, nurse staffing, subspecialist availability, and many more pieces of critical information difficult or impossible for those in charge of a child’s care to find on their own. The data from the survey is combined with recommendations from pediatric specialists on the hospitals they consider best for children with challenging problems.

”These rankings are a credit to our staff and the world-class work they do on behalf of our patients and families every day,” said Steve Allen, MD, Nationwide Children’s CEO.  “The rankings are also a testament to the success of our strategic plan as we work to improve outcomes, advance research and transform care for children everywhere..”

For the full rankings and methodology, visit

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 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 Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at