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U.S. News & World Report: Cincinnati Children’s Ranked No. 3 in Nation

U.S. News & World Report: Cincinnati Children’s Ranked No. 3 in Nation

While November is the more traditional time period to give thanks, we are often overwhelmed with gratitude in June as well.

This is the month when U.S. News & World Report typically announces its Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. And we’re excited to report that for the seventh consecutive year, Cincinnati Children’s was ranked third in the nation.

We are humbled by the honor and are thankful for many things – especially these two:

  • The 15,000+ employees who go above and beyond for our patients
  • The patients and families who continually trust us in their care

We’re grateful for the continued recognition by U.S. News & World Report, who publishes its rankings to provide families with a tool to help them choose a high level of medical care when their children need it.

Here’s how our specialties ranked among other children’s hospitals nationally. Please click on the specialties below to learn more about why each of these areas stand out among the country’s best:

Nephrology #3. Our program has consistently been rated among the top three in the country for the past eight years. A landmark study, AWARE (Awareness of Worldwide Acute kidney injury, Renal angina and Epidemiology in children), was the largest prospective multinational study ever undertaken in pediatric critical care nephrology. Read more

Gastroenterology/GI Surgery #3. Our gastroenterologists provide care to more than 12,000 children each year. And this year we became one of the few hospitals in the country to offer an Advanced Nutrition Program to support children with complex diseases after they receive equally complex surgical care. Read more

Neurology/Neurosurgery #3. Our innovative BrainSUITE operating rooms provide the latest navigation technology to help surgeons safely reach and remove tumors and lesions once considered too deep or risky for surgery. Our Headache Center leads the nation’s largest pediatric migraine research study. Read more

Urology #3. Our urology program provides a one-stop shop for a wide-range of urological conditions and treats each patient in an integrated, holistic way. We performed more than 3,200 surgeries in the last year and were the first pediatric hospital in the world to utilize the da Vinci Xi Surgical System during an operation. Read more

Orthopedics #4. Our team provides more than 3,000 complex surgical procedures a year. Nearly all of our surgeons conduct research, from basic discovery to quality improvement work. This combination allows us to advance orthopedic care in ways that can further benefit kids. Read more

Pulmonology #4. Our pulmonary team treats children with the most complex breathing disorders, including difficult-to-treat asthma, complex upper and lower airway disorders, sleep disorders, pulmonary hypertension, and other rare conditions. Read more

Cancer #5. Our Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute is investing in the latest technology to make cancer treatment safer and more effective for children and young adults. Our $120 million Proton Therapy and Research Center is already transforming how children receive radiation therapy. Read more….

Cardiology and Heart Surgery #6. Families travel to our Heart Institute to receive diagnosis, medical treatment and surgery for the most complex cardiac conditions, from infants all the way up to adults. Our surgeons are using 3D printing techniques and other computer imaging tools to plan and practice complex procedures. Read more

Diabetes and Endocrinology #7. We take on the rare and complex conditions that play havoc on the process of growing up. Our Diabetes Center is one of just five programs nationwide leading the SEARCH project to track the frequency, impact, and longer-term outcomes of care for childhood diabetes. Findings have appeared in JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more

Neonatology #13. We provide care to more than 21,000 newborns each year at hospitals in and near Cincinnati. And we also treat more than 2,500 critically ill infants a year at five neonatal intensive care units. Read more

We hope you enjoy learning more about each of the specialty areas. As we think about wrapping up June, we are grateful for our employees who continually make a difference for our patients every day, and the families who entrust us in their care.


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