Cleveland Clinic, UH rank among best in nation in pediatric care

All ten of Cleveland Clinic Children’s specialties earned top 50 recognition by US News and World Report. Rainbow got the top 50 for 8 out of 10 specialties.

CLEVELAND—Two children’s hospitals in Cleveland receive national awards thanks to a new report from US News & World Report.

Both Cleveland Clinic Children’s and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital were recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for 2021-22.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s earned Top 50 recognition in the nation in all 10 specialties ranked by US News:

Cancer (No. 18)Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (No.16)Diabetes & Endocrinology (No.43)Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (No.13)Neonatology (No.14)Nephrology (No.33)Neurology & Neurosurgery ( No. 27) Orthopedics (No. 29) Pulmonology (No. 35) Urology (No. 22)

2021 marks the 13th consecutive year Cleveland Clinic Children’s has been ranked in the top 50 children’s hospitals in the nation. For the third year in a row, four specialties are in the top 20 in the country (Cancer, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Gastroenterology, and GI Surgery and Neonatology).

“We are honored to be recognized once again by US News & World Report,” Karen Murray, MD, president of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, said in a statement. “This is a reflection of our dedicated caregivers serving to improve children’s health, from routine care to the most specialized care for the child and their families. Our mission includes: research to advance available treatments, educating future health care providers, and advocacy for the children of our community.”

Regionally, Cleveland Clinic Children’s was also recognized as the No. 3 (tie) children’s hospital in the Midwest, and No. 3 in Ohio.

Meanwhile, UH Rainbow ranks among the country’s 50 best children’s hospitals in eight specialties:

Orthopedics (No. 19) Pulmonology (No. 13) Diabetes & Endocrinology (No. 23) Cancer (No. 28) Urology (No. 31) Neonatology (No. 47) Nephrology (No. 33) Gastroenterology & GI surgery (No. 38)

Rainbow was ranked as the No. 4 pediatric hospital in Ohio and No. 9 in the Midwest.

“We are proud to be once again recognized as one of the nation’s top pediatric hospitals as these rankings honor the highest quality and depth of services Rainbow Babies & Children’s University Hospitals has to offer,” said Marlene Miller, MD, MSc, Pediatrician-in-Chief, University Hospitals and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at UH Rainbow.

US News & World Report’s top children’s hospital rankings and ratings, now in their 15th year, are designed to help patients, their families and their doctors make informed decisions about where to get care for challenging health conditions.

The methodology of the study takes into account objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and adherence to best practices. To calculate the ranking of the best children’s hospitals, US News collected relevant data from children’s hospitals in early 2020 and from pediatricians and other healthcare organizations in 2021; due to the pandemic, the data collection from children’s hospitals was not repeated in 2021.

Editor’s Note: The video below lists the 2020 results of the Best Children’s Hospitals US News & World Report study

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