Children’s Hospital ranks among the top centers for kids in the U.S.
Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital ranked in more specialties than any other children’s hospital in northern Ohio in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010-11 edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.
The hospital’s Neurology and Neurosurgery program ranked No. 1 in Ohio for the third consecutive year and ranked No. 6 nationally. The hospital’s cancer program also was recognized this year for the first time since 2008. Overall, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital earned national rankings in eight out of 10 specialties, including:
- Neurology and Neurosurgery: 6th (Best in Ohio)
- Gastroenterology: 21st (Best in northern Ohio)
- Heart and Heart Surgery: 22nd (Best in northern Ohio)
- Urology: 30th (Best in northern Ohio)
- Diabetes & Endocrinology: 18th
- Cancer: 27th
- Orthopedics: 21st
- Kidney: 26th
“These rankings are an acknowledgment of our growth as a center of excellence for pediatric care across many different specialties,” says Robert Wyllie, MD, Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute & Children’s Hospital. “We have plans in 2010 for continued growth of our subspecialty staff and programs, which will strengthen our ability to offer services to patients and families for the most complex conditions,” says Dr. Wyllie, who holds the Steven and Nancy Calabrese Institute Chair for Excellence in Pediatric Care, Research and Education.
In the past four years, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital has added more than 120 physicians. A staff of 300 full-time pediatricians and subspecialists see more than 500,000 pediatric visits each year and provide hospital care for an average of 200 children per day.
In 2009, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital expanded its highly regarded pediatric and congenital heart and heart surgery programs by adding four pediatric cardiologists and a cardiothoracic surgeon. In the fall of 2010, the Children’s Hospital will add a bone marrow transplant program, expand the pediatric intensive care unit and open a new ward for transplant patients and children with cancer.
The 2010-11 Best Children's Hospitals rankings are based on reputation, outcomes, patient volume, surgical volume and care-related measures such as nursing, infection control, credentialing and other factors related to each specialty area.
This was the first year U.S. News included rankings of infection-preventing activities, in which Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital ranked highest in Ohio in eight specialty categories.
“Our staff has been diligent in applying best practices in patient care areas, as well as developing standardized procedures that have successfully reduced the risk of infection to patients,” says Patient Safety Officer Shannon Phillips, MD.
The rankings are published online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
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Pediatric Institute & Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery
Robert Wyllie, MD
Named Chairs at Cleveland Clinic
Shannon Phillips, MD