Nationwide Childrens Hospital Makes Honor Roll List of U.S. News & World Reports 2014-15 Best Childrens Hospitals

June 10, 2014

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again made U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 10 children’s centers nationwide, by posting high scores in at least three of the 10 specialty rankings.

In addition to the Honor Roll distinction, Nationwide Children’s has consecutively ranked in all 10 specialties for four years. Nationwide Children’s U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings include:

#7 in Nephrology
#7 in Pulmonary
#8 in Cancer
#8 in Gastroenterology
#8 in Urology
#9 in Diabetes and Endocrinology
#10 in Neurology and Neurosurgery
#11 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery
#34 in Neonatology
#49 in Orthopedics

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in the 10 specialties listed above. Eighty-nine hospitals ranked in at least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation with pediatric specialists.

“This significant external validation is a tribute to the quality and dedication of our talented staff,” said Steve Allen, MD, Nationwide Children’s CEO. “These results are another way we demonstrate our commitment to delivering best outcomes for our patients and families.”

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 open the door to an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance.

Five-sixths of each hospital’s score relied on patient outcomes and the care-related resources each hospital makes available. To gather clinical data, U.S. News sent a clinical questionnaire to 183 pediatric hospitals. The remaining one-sixth of the score derived from a survey of 450 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty over three years. The 4,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.

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 2015” guidebook, which will be available in August.

“Congratulations to all of the Honor Roll hospitals,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor, Avery Comarow. “The Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll highlights pediatric centers that show exceptional dedication and expertise across a wide range of serious medical specialties.”

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