Nationwide Childrens Hospital Again Ranks in All Specialties in U.S. News & World Reports 2013-14 Best Childrens Hospitals Rankings

June 11, 2013

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has again been ranked in all 10 specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

Nationwide Children’s ranked in all 10 specialties, including four specialties ranked in the top 10. In addition, nine out of ten specialties were ranked in the top 15. Nationwide Children’s rankings include:

#5 in Neonatology

#10 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

#10 in Nephrology

#10 in Pulmonology

#12 in Orthopedics

#12 in Urology

#13 in Cancer

#14 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

#14 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

#22 in Diabetes & Endocrinology

The rankings feature 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties. Eighty hospitals across the country ranked in one or more specialties. U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings offer families an exclusive look at quality-related information at the individual hospital level.

“While rankings are certainly not the reason for our work, they are an external validation of our staff’s commitment to delivering outstanding care and quality,” said Steve Allen, MD, Nationwide Children’s CEO. “These results are another way that we demonstrate our belief that everything matters.”

For families of sick children, Best Children’s Hospitals provides unparalleled quality-related information in addition to rankings, including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure
volume, and much more. Since their 2007 debut, the rankings have put an increasing emphasis on data that directly reflect hospitals’ performance over the opinions of physicians.

This year, U.S. News surveyed 110 pediatric centers to obtain hard data such as availability of key resources and ability to prevent complications and infections. The hospital survey made up 75 percent of the rankings. A separate reputational survey in which 1,500 pediatric specialists—150 in each specialty—were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty made up the remaining 25 percent.

Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more can be viewed on and will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available beginning in August.

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