U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospital

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is Ranked One of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals

2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is once again ranked one of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of pediatric hospitals.

“We are proud to be recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country," says Patricia DePompei, RN, MSN, President of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital. “Our mission is to keep babies and children healthy first and foremost – and to be there with compassionate care and advanced treatment when they need to get well.”

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is among the nation’s top 15 in three pediatric specialties – Orthopaedics (No. 9), Pulmonology (No. 11) and Neonatology (No. 14). In total, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in eight medical and surgical specialties, also ranking in Urology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Cancer, Nephrology and Diabetes & Endocrinology.

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s 127-year legacy continues to focus on keeping children well through innovative programs like Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight, one of the first in the country to tackle childhood obesity. Today, more babies in Northeast Ohio are born full-term and healthy thanks to successful programs in collaboration with UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital and ground-breaking research to reduce pre-term deliveries. And as UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital expands its Rainbow Care Network – the largest pediatric care network in the region – advanced pediatric services are more accessible and close to home.

Five-sixths of each hospital’s score relied on patient outcomes and the care-related resources each hospital makes available. To gather clinical data, U.S. News sent a clinical questionnaire to 183 pediatric hospitals. The remaining one-sixth of the score derived from a survey of 450 pediatric specialists and subspecialists in each specialty over three years. The 4,500 physicians were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.

“Every Best Children’s Hospital deserves high praise,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “We know how important it is to parents to have confidence in pediatric centers that show dedication and expertise in caring for a child facing a life-threatening, rare or demanding illness.”

Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume, and much more can be viewed at the U.S. News & World Report website and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, which will be available in August.

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