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

UH Rainbow ranks in 8 pediatric specialties, five in top 25

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) once again earned high recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals annual rankings. UH Rainbow is ranked No. 6 in neonatology, and among the nation’s 25 best children’s hospitals in orthopedics, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, pulmonology and urology.

“It is rewarding to be recognized for the work our talented team of physicians and staff do each day, but even more rewarding to see the impact our care and compassion can make in the lives of our patients and their families,” says Marlene Miller, MD, MSc, Pediatrician-in-Chief, University Hospitals and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at UH Rainbow. “It is the reason we do what we do.”

US News & World Report 2018-19 Rainbow Rankings

  • Ohio’s top ranked NICU
  • Ranked in 8 children’s specialties
  • Six specialties rank in the top 25
  • Rainbow has ranked in U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals every year since the ranking’s inception

In total, UH Rainbow ranks among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in 8 medical and surgical specialties, including neonatology (#6), pulmonology (#20), diabetes & endocrinology (#21), orthopedics (#22), cancer (#22), urology (#24), nephrology (#43), and gastroenterology & GI surgery (#44). UH Rainbow has ranked among U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals every year since 1991 and the inception of U.S. News rankings.

UH Rainbow 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 1960s, and is home to one of the nation’s first family-centered NICUs. UH Rainbow’s Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit model has been adopted by hospitals around the country.

At UH Rainbow, neonatal specialists collaborate closely with maternal fetal medicine specialists, creating the safest and most comprehensive care for pregnant women and their babies – all under one roof, so mothers and their babies are never separated.

“The U.S. News’ Best Children’s Hospitals highlight pediatric centers that deliver state-of-the-art medical care to children with complex conditions,” said Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “Children with life-threatening or rare conditions need the level of quality care that these hospitals deliver day after day.”

The U.S. News’ Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with "best practices.”

This summer, University Hospitals will open the UH Rainbow Center for Women & Children in Cleveland’s MidTown neighborhood. The facility is designed to provide community-centered care that addresses medical, social, and environmental factors influencing health – and to take a collaborative approach with patients and community stakeholders to address health disparities. This new urban healthcare model will be unlike any other delivered by an academic medical center, and will offer pediatric primary care, adolescent medicine, pregnancy and gynecologic medical care for women, mental health, dental care, vision clinic – and much more – with a focus on prevention and total health needs in a convenient, one-stop location.

Rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook and available on newsstands in September. Visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the complete rankings and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.