US News and World Report announced their 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings today, and for the fourth year in a row, Cincinnati Children’s has been named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country.
In addition to the overall ranking, we’re also excited to share that Cincinnati Children’s programs ranked in the top 10 for all 10 ranked subspecialties, making us an Honor Roll Hospital for the sixth year in a row.
The annual rankings provide important information to parents who are seeking the best medical care in the country for their children, and as always, we are honored to be ranked among the best of the best.
But, we are also proud of the components of care at Cincinnati Children’s that aren’t measured by US News and World Report – the caregivers who stay past their shifts to be with a family having a hard time, the impromptu dances in the emergency department because a six year old missed her dance with her dad, medical care in which parents truly have a say and are regarded as the subject matter experts on their own children and a medical center where more than 14,000 people are working every day to achieve the best possible outcomes for each of our patients.
We hope you’ll read more below about our top 10 specialties and join us today to celebrate the latest rankings, but also to celebrate everyday accomplishments and celebrate our patients and their families, because they are truly at the heart of everything we do.
Last year, more than 35 children had kidney transplants at Cincinnati Children’s – more than any other pediatric center in the country. More than 4,000 children a year are admitted to be treated for the most complex kidney and urinary tract disorders. An additional 5,000 children with kidney diseases are treated in our outpatient facilities. They receive care from a nephrology program that’s rated No. 2 in the country in the 2014-15 list of Best Children’s Hospitals, published by US News and World Report.
At Cincinnati Children’s, we want every child to be able to blow out the candles on their next birthday cake. Our pulmonary medicine program is ranked No. 2 in the country in the 2014-15 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by US News and World Report. And we continue to grow. We have added a new center of excellence for patients with difficult-to-treat obstructive sleep apnea, a program for complex asthma care and launched a lung transplant program.
At Cincinnati Children’s, we develop new treatments for the toughest cases of cancers in kids and young adults. Every day more than 1,000 doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers and staff in our Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute work as focused teams to provide care and research new cures for the most difficult cancer cases from around the world. We are proud that our cancer program was ranked No. 3 in the nation for childhood cancer care by US News and World Report.
Very few pediatric medical centers offer the range of expertise in digestive disorders that we offer at Cincinnati Children’s. Our Gastroenterology program was ranked No. 3 in the nation in the 2014-15 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by US News and World Report. This is the seventh year in a row that the program has been one of the top three in the nation.
Our neonatology program is one of the biggest and most sophisticated of its kind. Each year our neonatologists provide care for more than 18,000 newborns at a dozen hospitals in and near Cincinnati and more than 700 critically ill infants at three NICUs. We support the tiniest preterm infants and we provide advanced surgical care to newborns with the rarest, most complex birth defects. Our program was ranked No. 3 in the 2014-15 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by US News and World Report.
Our experts see thousands of patients each year for urological problems including bedwetting, hernias, kidney stones, cancers affecting the genitourinary tract and complex congenital malformations. Our urology program is ranked No. 4 in the country in the 2014-15 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by US News and World Report.
Thousands of children with diabetes and disorders of growth and development turn to the Endocrinology program at Cincinnati Children’s every year for expert diagnosis and treatment. Our program was ranked No. 6 in the country in the 2014-15 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by US News and World Report.
Every day, children with epilepsy, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, birth defects and many other brain and nervous system disorders turn to Cincinnati Children’s for care. Our team of board-certified neurologists, highly skilled pediatric neurosurgeons and experienced nurses and nurse practitioners care for more than 23,000 children each year. Our neurology and neurosurgery services were ranked No. 7 in the nation in the 2014-15 list of America’s best pediatric hospitals published by US News and World Report.
Whether it’s repairing sports-related injuries, correcting curved spines or lengthening limbs, Cincinnati Children’s is a leader in orthopedic care and surgery for children. Our program ranked No. 8 in the country in the 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals report published by US News and World Report.
More than 16,000 patients from 42 states and 19 countries have placed their hearts in the hands of the growing team of experts at Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute. Our cardiology and heart surgery program ranks No. 9 in the nation in the 2014-15 list of best children’s hospitals compiled by US News and World Report.
But our patients say it the best! In this video, they help explain why Cincinnati Children’s is ranked No. 3 in the country.