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Cleveland Clinic Children's Ranked Among Nation's Best Pediatric Hospitals by U S News & World Report

Two Pediatric Programs Ranked Top Ten in the Nation

June 11, 2013

Cleveland Clinic Children's has been recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013-14 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals.”

Cleveland Clinic Children’s earned national rankings in seven specialties, with two rated among the top 10 in the country. The hospital’s Neurology & Neurosurgery program ranked 8th in the country and its Gastroenterology program was ranked 10th best. The hospital also ranked nationally in Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Pulmonology; and Urology.

“It’s a great accomplishment to be recognized among the top children’s hospitals in the country,” said Giovanni Piedimonte, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “We’re dedicated to growing our services across all specialties and throughout the region so we can continue delivering world-class care to our children.”

In 2012, Cleveland Clinic Children’s expanded its Bone Marrow Transplant Program, with the addition of new, high-tech patient rooms. The hospital also focused on pediatric obesity in 2012, expanding research, programs and education, and launching the b.Well Kids’ Clinic — a multidisciplinary program dedicated to pediatric wellness.

To gather data, U.S. News used two surveys: a clinical questionnaire sent to 179 pediatric hospitals and 1,500 physicians, and a reputational assessment of 150 pediatric specialists. Those surveyed were asked where they would send the sickest children in their specialty, setting aside location and expense.

The full rankings and methodology are available at http://www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, which will be available August 27.

About Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Cleveland Clinic Children’s is a part of the Cleveland Clinic health system and offers full medical, surgical and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents. Cleveland Clinic Children’s supports 126 acute care beds at Cleveland Clinic's main campus and 284 pediatric beds system wide; in addition, pediatric services are available at 43 Clinic sites in Northeast Ohio. A staff of more than 300 full-time pediatricians and sub-specialists see 800,000 pediatric visits each year and provide hospital care for 18,000 children per year. Cleveland Clinic Children’s is a non-profit, multi-specialty academic medical center integrating clinical care, research and education. Cleveland Clinic Children’s consistently ranks among the “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S.News & World Report. Visit us online at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/childrens and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/clevelandclinicchildrens.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and, currently under construction, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2012, there were 5.1 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 157,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit us at http://www.clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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