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Cleveland Clinic Children's, UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital ranked among best in nation in several specialties

All 10 of Cleveland Clinic Children's specialties earned top 50 recognition by U.S. News and World Report. Rainbow received top 50 marks for eight of 10 specialties.

CLEVELAND — Two children's hospitals in Cleveland are getting national accolades thanks to a new report card from U.S. News & World Report

Both Cleveland Clinic Children’s and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital were recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for 2021-22.

Cleveland Clinic Children's earned Top 50 recognition in the nation in all 10 specialties ranked by U.S. News: 

  • Cancer (No. 18)
  • Cardiology & heart surgery (No. 16)
  • Diabetes & endocrinology (No. 43)
  • Gastroenterology & GI surgery (No. 13)
  • Neonatology (No.14)
  • Nephrology (No. 33)
  • Neurology & neurosurgery (No. 27)
  • Orthopedics (No. 29)
  • Pulmonology (No. 35) 
  • Urology (No. 22)

2021 marks the 13th consecutive year that Cleveland Clinic Children’s has ranked among the nation’s top 50 pediatric hospitals. For the third straight year, four specialties have ranked in the top 20 in the nation (cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery and neonatology).

“We are honored to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said Karen Murray, M.D., chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s in a statement. “This is a reflection of our dedicated caregivers who serve to improve the health of children, from routine care to the most specialized care for the child and their family. Our mission extends to include: research to advance available treatments, education of future healthcare providers, and advocacy for our community’s children.”

Regionally, Cleveland Clinic Children’s was also been recognized as the No. 3 (tie) pediatric hospital in the Midwest, and No. 3 in Ohio.

Meanwhile, UH Rainbow ranked among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in eight specialties: 

  • Orthopedics (No. 19)
  • Pulmonology (No. 13)
  • Diabetes & endocrinology (No. 23)
  • Cancer (No. 28)
  • Urology (No. 31)
  • Neonatology (No. 47)
  • Nephrology (No. 33)
  • Gastroenterology & GI surgery (No. 38)

Rainbow was ranked as the No. 4 pediatric hospital in Ohio and No. 9 in the Midwest.

“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.

U.S. News & World Report's Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and ratings, 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.

The study's 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.

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Editor's Note: The below video mentions the 2020 results of the U.S. News & World Report study of Best Children's Hospitals

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