U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals 2021-2022
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Best in 8 Pediatric Specialties
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. UH Rainbow ranks among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in eight specialties, three of which rank in the nation’s top 25.
“We are proud to again be recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country, as these rankings honor the highest quality and depth of services University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s has to offer,” says Marlene Miller, MD, MSc, Pediatrician-in-Chief, University Hospitals and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at UH Rainbow.
In total, UH Rainbow ranks among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in eight medical and surgical specialties:
- Diabetes & endocrinology
- Gastroenterology & GI surgery
“Through unprecedented times and with unwavering devotion, our caregivers remain focused on the well-being of our patients and their families, from the most fragile of infants to teens and young adults,” says Patti DePompei, RN, MSN, President, UH Rainbow and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital. “To be included in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report rankings once again is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our talented team of health care professionals.”
The annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, now in their 15th year, are designed to assist patients, their families and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions.
“When choosing a hospital for a sick child, many parents want specialized expertise, convenience and caring medical professionals,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “The Best Children's Hospitals rankings have always highlighted hospitals that excel in specialized care. As the pandemic continues to affect travel, finding high-quality care close to home has never been more important.”
The Best Children's Hospitals methodology factors objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. To calculate the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, U.S. News gathered relevant data from children’s hospitals in early 2020 and from pediatric physicians and other healthcare organizations in 2021; because of the pandemic, data collection from children’s hospitals was not repeated in 2021.