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Cleveland Clinic Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Best Pediatric Hospitals By U.S. News & World Report

Hospital Ranked in All 10 Pediatric Specialties Compiled by Magazine

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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 2014-15 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s is the only Northeast Ohio children’s hospital to earn national rankings in all 10 specialties surveyed by U.S. News, improving in 8 of the 10 categories:

In Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Children's earned top rankings in six specialties – Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Gastroenterology; Nephrology; 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.”

In 2013, Cleveland Clinic Children’s expanded from one hybrid cath lab to two. Pediatric research continued to expand, with funding from the National Institutes of Health. And the hospital expanded its transplant program, performing its first multivisceral transplant, a complex surgery that transplants several organs in one operation.

 U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available, the magazine said in a press release.

According to U.S. News, rankings are based on clinical data detailing each hospital’s survival rates, nurse staffing levels, procedure volume and other care-related resources available at each hospital, in addition to a survey of 4,500 physicians who 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://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, which will be available in August.

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 www.clevelandclinic.org/childrens and on Facebook at 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, eight community hospitals, 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 www.clevelandclinic.org.  Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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