Cleveland Clinic Children’s Again Ranked Among Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals

Nine pediatric specialties ranked among nation’s top 50

Cleveland Clinic Children’s has been ranked as a national leader in clinical care by U.S. News & World Report in its 2017-2018 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals.”

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As an integral part of Cleveland Clinic, which was ranked the nation’s No. 2 hospital in 2016 by U.S. News, Cleveland Clinic Children’s earned national recognition in nine specialties including: Neurology & Neurosurgery (16), Urology (24), Cardiology & Heart Surgery (27), Gastroenterology (28), Pulmonology (35), Neonatology (40), Cancer (44), Orthopedics (47) and Diabetes & Endocrinology (50).

“As industry leaders, we work tirelessly to tackle the impossible and achieve remarkable outcomes,” says Giovanni Piedimonte, MD, Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “Being recognized among the top children’s hospitals by U.S. News is an outstanding accomplishment and it validates our hospital’s relentless efforts and unwavering commitment to providing world-class care to pediatric patients ― today and in the future.”

2016 highlights

In 2016, Cleveland Clinic Children’s expanded its subspecialty care with the addition of Hillcrest Hospital Pediatrics ― a comprehensive pediatric outpatient suite that offers primary care, as well as 20 specialties and specialty clinics. Other hospital highlights during the past year include the following:

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  • Successfully using 3-D printing to help congenital cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons plan for percutaneous or surgical interventions
  • Achieving a high rate of accuracy in diagnosing autism using an index based on measurements of remote eye gaze tracking in response to visual stimuli
  • Establishing a Pediatric and Adult Colorectal Surgery Clinic to help transition young patients with colorectal disorders to adult care
  • Offering bone marrow transplant as a cure for sickle cell disease and thalassemia
  • Increasing access to care through innovative solutions such as walk-in quick Strep tests, online Express Care, shared medical appoints and a mobile care unit

A long-standing dedication

Cleveland Clinic has cared for infants, children and adolescents since its doors first opened in 1921. That history of pediatric caregiving has blossomed into Cleveland Clinic Children’s, standing today as one of America’s leading and largest providers of comprehensive pediatric care. Now, its more than 300 pediatricians, practitioners and specialists ― and more than 50 outpatient sites ― provide the full spectrum of primary, specialty and subspecialty care to the largest patient population of any children’s hospital in Northeast Ohio.

Next year, Cleveland Clinic Children’s will fulfill a decades-long dream of moving all pediatric ambulatory services to a new facility on its main campus in downtown Cleveland. The 120,000-square-foot state-of-the-art structure ― equipped with the latest technology and designed to provide the best possible outcomes in terms of safety, quality, patient satisfaction and value ― will feature 60 to 70 exam rooms, 20 infusion rooms, four procedure rooms and hundreds of physicians, nurses, therapists and administrative staff working side-by-side to provide the most comprehensive and integrated medical, surgical, developmental and behavioral care.

About the rankings

According to U.S. News, the “Best Children’s Hospital” rankings score the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties, the level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care, such as staffing, technology and special services; delivery of healthcare, such as reputation among pediatric specialists, programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices; and clinical outcomes, such as patient survival, infection rates and complications.

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The rankings are currently published online ― and featured in the Best Hospitals guide published by U.S News & World Report available in August.