Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranked third in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals. There were 187 children’s hospitals surveyed this year. CONTRIBUTED

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital ranked among nation’s best

It was Cincinnati Children’s seventh consecutive time finishing in third place.

“It is gratifying but humbling to rank among the best year after year,” said Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s. “The credit goes to our employees, both on the front lines and behind the scenes, who work hard to earn the trust of each patient and family that comes to us for care.”

The Best Children’s Hospitals survey highlights the top 50 pediatric centers in the nation in 10 specialties. Cincinnati Children’s is No. 3 on the Honor Roll, which includes only those 10 pediatric hospitals with the highest rankings across all specialties.

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Those hospitals include:

  1. Boston Children’s Hospital
  2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  4. Texas Children’s Hospital
  5. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center (Baltimore, MD)
  6. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  7. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  8. Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH)
  9. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  10. Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)

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Cincinnati Children’s was ranked among the top five in seven of the 10 specialties, including a No. 3 ranking in Nephrology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery and Urology; and a No. 4 ranking in Orthopedics and Pulmonology.

Cancer placed number No. 5, moving up seven spots from last year — the most of any specialty. Heart moved up two spots to No. 6, its highest placement since 2013. Endocrinology ranked No. 7, once again in the top ten.

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Each hospital’s score is based on a variety of patient outcomes, the delivery of evidence-based processes of care, and the presence of advanced healthcare technologies and staff resources. The remainder is based on expert opinion among pediatric subspecialists throughout the country.

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The rankings will be published in the magazine’s “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook in late August.

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