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

Three pediatric specialties at UH Rainbow rank in the nation’s top 15

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital ranked one of the Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) is once again ranked among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals annual rankings. Three pediatric specialties – neonatology, orthopedics and pulmonology – are ranked in the nation’s top 15.

US News & World Report 2019-20 Rainbow Rankings

  • Highest ranked in Northern Ohio for newborn care
  • Ranked in 7 children’s specialties
  • Three specialties ranked among the most elite − top 15 in the nation
  • Rainbow has ranked in Best Children’s Hospitals every year since the ranking’s inception

“We are proud to be regarded as a national leader in caring for babies and children by the prestigious U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings,” says Marlene Miller, MD, MSc, Pediatrician-in-Chief, University Hospitals and Chair, Department of Pediatrics at UH Rainbow. “This recognition honors the work of our talented physicians, nurses, and staff who focus on clinical and quality excellence every day.”

In total, UH Rainbow ranks among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in seven medical and surgical specialties including neonatology (#7), orthopedics (#11), pulmonology (#14), diabetes & endocrinology (#31), cancer (#37), urology (#32), and gastroenterology & GI surgery (#40). UH Rainbow has ranked among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals every year since 1991 and the inception of U.S. News rankings.

“The Best Children's Hospitals rankings were designed to help provide families seeking the best medical care for their sick child with access to the most comprehensive data available,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “The rankings, coupled with guidance from pediatricians, help families make better-informed decisions about where to find high-quality, compassionate care for their children when they need it most.”

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.

This year’s rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469937), available in stores mid-September.

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