US News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Ranks Among the Nation’s Best

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals - Ranked in 10 Specialities 2016-17

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital once again earned high recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals annual rankings. UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s is ranked No. 4 in the nation in neonatology – the highest-ranked newborn care in Ohio – and among the nation’s 20 best children’s hospitals in pulmonology, cancer, orthopedics and urology.

“We are honored that U.S. News & World Report has recognized the outstanding work of the physicians and nurses throughout UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital," says Michele Walsh, MD, Interim Chair of Pediatrics and Chief of Neonatology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. “We have exceptional people who are passionate about caring for children and their families and producing the very best outcomes for the young patients who come to us every day for their care.”

UH Rainbow 2016-17 U.S. News Rankings Highlights

  • Highest-ranked newborn care in Ohio
  • Nationally ranked in all 10 children’s specialties
  • Ranked in nation’s top 20 in five children’s specialties: neonatology, pulmonology, cancer, orthopedics and urology
  • UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital has ranked among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals every year since 1991 and the inception of the rankings

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s top children’s hospitals in all 10 pediatric subspecialties, including:

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital has long been regarded as an international leader in the treatment of critically ill and extremely low birth-weight babies since pioneering neonatology in the 60s, culminating in opening one of the nation’s first family-centered NICUs with space for parents to stay with their baby, UH Rainbow’s Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Ranking among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals every year since 1991, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital continues its legacy of innovation in pediatric care with the opening of the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute in conjunction with UH Seidman Cancer Center, providing the latest advancements in treatment for cancer and blood disorders in young patients, while supporting the unique needs of teens and young adults. UH has also launched a multi-year strategy with social enterprise Health Leads to improve patient health by addressing social needs. The initial phase of the collaboration includes in-clinic social needs services in the pediatric and women’s health clinics at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital.

About the Rankings

U.S. News & World Report surveyed 183 facilities for the 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, giving equal weight to structure, process and outcomes. The rankings help parents determine where to get the best medical care for their children and highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialties, from cancer to urology.

“The Best Children’s Hospitals highlight pediatric centers that offer exceptional care for the kids who need the most help,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Day in and day out, they deliver state-of-the-art medical care.”

U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume and more are available at Best Children’s Hospitals. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale Aug. 1.


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