It’s mid-June, which means it’s the time of year when U.S. News & World Report announces their annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
The yearly rankings were released today, and we’re honored to announce that Cincinnati Children’s was ranked in the top 5 in seven of the specialties analyzed by U.S. News. We’re also excited to share that we were named the No. 3 children’s hospital in the country for the sixth year in a row.
Here’s how each of the specialties stacked up among other children’s hospitals nationally: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery #2; Nephrology #2; Diabetes & Endocrinology #3; Orthopedics #3; Pulmonology #3; Urology #3; Neurology & Neurosurgery #4; Cardiology & Heart Surgery #8; Cancer #12 and Neonatology #12.
We hope you’ll click on each of the specialties above to learn more about what they’ve been up to in the last year. Here are a couple of notable highlights:
Our nephrology program has been ranked No. 2 in the country for the past four years, including this year. It’s one of the busiest nephrology programs in the country and a leader in terms of number of published papers and research funding. The program led the landmark study called AWARE (Awareness of Worldwide acute kidney injury, Renal angina and Epidemiology in children), which is the largest multinational study undertaken in pediatric critical care nephrology. It tracked acute kidney injuries at more than 20 sites worldwide.
Our diabetes and endocrinology specialties rose to No. 3 in the country this year. One of the ways our endocrinology program is improving the overall health and daily life for patients is by working closely with patients and families to establish systematic changes in how we deliver care. Our Diabetes Center is one of five programs nationwide leading a two-decade project to track the frequency, impact and longer term outcomes of care for childhood diabetes. And our Growth Disorders Center is a national referral center that studies the underlying genetic factors that can affect everything from bone growth plates to DNA damage repair.
Another mark of a great year is the “extra touches” that aren’t evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It’s the 15,000+ employees who go the extra mile for our patients. Like those who held princess and super hero parades for our inpatient oncology patients; the nephrologist who pushed a patient’s stroller during a race; the music therapists who teach patients their favorite songs; a researcher who volunteers to tutor inpatients; the employees who hosted trick or treat for patients with chronic physical disabilities; just to mention a few.
We are honored to be ranked among the best children’s hospitals, and we are grateful for the families who continually trust us in their child’s care.