Local children’s hospitals ranked among best

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CLEVELAND — Local children’s hospitals were recognized among America’s best in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking released Tuesday.

Both Cleveland Clinic Children’s and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital shined in pediatric care.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s earned top rankings in five specialties including Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Gastroenterology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; and Urology.

“I am pleased that U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize Cleveland Clinic Children’s as one of the best children’s hospitals,” said Giovanni Piedimonte, M.D., Chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s.  “These rankings reflect the hard work of our dedicated caregivers, who devote themselves to improving children’s lives every day.”

UH Rainbow excelled in Orthopaedics, Pulmonology and Neonatology.

“We are proud to be recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country,” says Patricia DePompei, RN, MSN, President of UH Rainbow and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital. “Our mission is to keep babies and children healthy first and foremost – and to be there with compassionate care and advanced treatment when they need to get well.”

U.S. News introduced its Best Children’s Hospital rankings in 2007.

The list is based on clinical data including survival rates, nurse staffing levels, procedure volume and other care-related resources available at each hospital.

Click here for more details on the list.