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 12 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 five years. Nationwide Children’s U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings include:
#5 in Pulmonary
#6 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#7 in Nephrology
#7 in Cancer
#9 in Neurology and Neurosurgery
#11 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery
#13 in Diabetes and Endocrinology
#13 in Orthopedics
#19 in Neonatology
#30 in Urology
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in the 10 specialties listed above. Eighty-three hospitals ranked in at least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation with pediatric specialists.
“This 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 184 pediatric hospitals. The remaining one-sixth of the score derived from a survey of pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The 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 http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, which will be available September 1.
“The pediatric centers on the Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll show exceptional dedication and expertise, and they deserve our congratulations,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Children with life-threatening or rare conditions need the kind of care that these hospitals deliver day after day.”