Nationwide Childrens Hospital Once Again Makes Honor Roll List of U.S. News & World Reports Best Childrens Hospitals

June 21, 2016

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 11 children’s centers nationwide, with exceptional performance in three or more pediatric specialties.

In addition to the Honor Roll distinction, Nationwide Children’s has consecutively ranked in all 10 specialties for six years. Nationwide Children’s U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings include:

#6 in Pulmonary
#8 in Cancer
#8 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
#9 in Cardiology and Heart Surgery
#9 in Urology
#10 in Neonatology
#12 in Nephrology
#14 in Diabetes and Endocrinology
#14 in Neurology and Neurosurgery
#23 in Orthopedics

“Recognition such as this is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our talented staff,” said Steve Allen, MD, Nationwide Children’s CEO. “These rankings reinforce Nationwide Children's ongoing commitment to our mission of delivering the highest quality of care to all patients and families regardless of their ability to pay.”

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings help parents determine where to get the best medical care for their children. The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialties, from cancer to urology. Seventy-eight hospitals ranked in at least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation with pediatric specialists.

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 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 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 and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, which will be available for pre-sale August 1.

“This year’s Honor Roll recognizes 11 pediatric centers for their commitment to top-quality care for kids in multiple specialties,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Day in and day out, they deliver state-of-the-art medical care.”


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