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

June 27, 2017

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll, moving up to #7. This top distinction is awarded to only ten children’s hospitals with the most exceptional performance across the rankings.

In addition to the 2017-18 Honor Roll distinction, Nationwide Children’s has now been recognized in all 10 specialties for seven consecutive years.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals Specialty Rankings include:

Cancer - #10
Cardiology and Heart Surgery - #26
Endocrinology - #13
Gastroenterology and GI Surgery - #12
Neonatology - #21
Nephrology - #9
Neurology and Neurosurgery - #6
Orthopedics - #8
Pulmonary Medicine - #6
Urology - #10

“This recognition serves as evidence of the compassion and hard work of our dedicated staff,” said Steve Allen, MD, Nationwide Children’s CEO. “These rankings reinforce Nationwide Children’s continued commitment of providing the highest quality of pediatric care to patients and families across the globe.”

The US News Best Children’s Hospital rankings highlight the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 specialties, from cancer to urology. The Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll recognizes the 10 hospitals that received the most points overall.

Rankings of the U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rely on clinical data and an annual survey of pediatric specialists from hospitals around the country. Part of each hospital’s score relied on clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with “best practices.” The survey makes up the rest of the score, and asks physicians where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.

More information on the rankings can be viewed at and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook, available September 12.

“The pediatric centers on this year’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll show outstanding dedication to top-quality care for patients and expertise spanning multiple specialties,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “U.S. News wants to highlight these Honor Roll hospitals that deliver state-of-the-art medical care to children with complex illnesses across a wide range of conditions.”


About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 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 1.6 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