Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is the top children’s hospital in the nation, according to the recognized leader in such rankings, U.S. News and World Report.
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings for 2023-2024 was released by the hospital Wednesday morning.
“We are incredibly proud and honored to be recognized as the best pediatric hospital in the nation,” Dr. Steve Davis, Cincinnati Children’s president and CEO said in a statement. “This distinction only confirms what we have always known – that we have outstanding, talented team members who are unmatched in their dedication to ensuring that all children have access to exceptional care.”
Hospitals were ranked based on key clinical data that includes patient outcomes, diversity training and patient safety. The goal of these rankings is to identify hospitals that provide the highest quality care for children with the most serious or complicated medical conditions, Cincinnati Children’s officials noted.
Cincinnati Children’s cares for kids in the city and region as well as children who come from across the country and outside the U.S. borders. It is a leader in research, as well.
The Best Children’s Hospitals list also includes national rankings across 10 pediatric specialties. Cincinnati Children’s was named in the top 10 of each of these areas and No. 1 in cancer care, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology and urology.
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- Cincinnati Children’s has the only level IV neonatology intensive care unit, or NICU, in Greater Cincinnati, providing world-class care to infants at all Level III NICUs in the area. The care has been informed by original research such as discovering the “super antibody” to open doors to new vaccines and how the “Eat, Sleep, Console” approach significantly reduces ICU stays for opioid-exposed newborns.
- Research led by the medical center’s division of endocrinology helps enhance care for kids with diabetes, working to close a gap of inequity in treatment through targeted intervention for patients with type 1 diabetes and exploring the impact of type 2 diabetes on developing brains, among other efforts.
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Here’s where Cincinnati Children’s specialties rank via U.S. News & World Report:
- Neonatology: No. 1.
- Pediatric cancer: No. 1.
- Pediatric urology: No. 1.
- Pediatric diabetes and endocrinology: No. 1.
- Pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery: No. 2
- Pediatric pulmonary and lung surgery: No. 2.
- Pediatric nephrology: No. 3.
- Pediatric orthopedics: No. 3.
- Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery: No. 4.
- Pediatric cardiology and heart surgery: No. 7.
U.S. News & World Report boasts that its Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, now in its 16th year, offers “guidance to parents seeking the best place for their very sick child.”
In 2022, Cincinnati Children’s ranked No. 3 on the list.
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Nearly one-third of Cincinnati Children’s more than 18,000 employees are involved in research, and Cincinnati Children’s is one of the top recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the hospital’s officials said.
“Our people are – and have always been – innovators, teachers, collaborators and compassionate caregivers,” Davis said. “And they lead the way in helping kids achieve their full potential.”
The whole report is available at health.usnews.com.