Cleveland Clinic Children's is recognized as a national leader by U.S. News & World Report

Cleveland Clinic Children’s was ranked as a national leader in pediatric clinical care by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals.”

Cleveland Clinic Children's earned national recognition from U.S. News in nine specialties:

  • Cancer (20).
  • Cardiology & heart surgery (45).
  • Diabetes & endocrinology (39).
  • Gastroenterology & GI surgery (27).
  • Neonatology (32).
  • Nephrology (35).
  • Neurology & neurosurgery (22).
  • Pulmonology (43).
  • Urology (24).

“Children deserve the best care, from preventative primary care to the most advanced specialty care, says Karen Murray, MD, Chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Cleveland Clinic Children’s leverages a collaborative team of pediatric expert providers to deliver compassionate state-of-the-art medicine, while advancing the care options through research, and educating the next generation of pediatric experts via our teaching programs. With the goal of being the destination for the best pediatric care, Cleveland Clinic Children’s will continue to develop its programs until all children are healthy.”

About the Rankings

The U.S.News rankings were developed to help patients, families and physicians determine the hospitals that provide the best care for serious or complicated medical conditions or procedures. The rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 medical specialties, determined based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Hospital survival rates.
  • Nurse staffing.
  • Sub-specialist availability.

In addition to the data, pediatric specialists were asked to recommend the hospitals they consider best for children with challenging problems. Eighty-seven hospitals across the country ranked in one or more specialties.