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Monday, June 7, 2010
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Once Again Ranks Among the Best in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 List of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals
Columbus, OH - 6/3/2010
For the fifth consecutive year, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is proud to be once again ranked in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 edition of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” published online at http://www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals and featured in the August print issue, available to subscribers July 15 and on newsstands July 27.
The 2010 list includes the top 30-ranked children’s hospitals in 10 pediatric specialties. Nationwide Children’s ranked among the best in seven categories: gastroenterology; heart and heart surgery; pulmonary; urology; cancer; neonatology; and kidney.
Steve Allen, MD, chief executive officer of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, said this latest recognition further reinforces the hospital’s leadership position in pediatric care and research. This is an additional and important validation of Nationwide Children’s expertise to care for even the most complex pediatric patients across multiple subspecialties.
“For five straight years, the U.S.News & World Report rankings have recognized our commitment to the children of this community and to all the patients we serve from around the world,” Dr. Allen said. “We have firmly established ourselves as a pediatric leader and with that position we tirelessly seek to improve outcomes, advance research and transform care for children everywhere. These rankings honor our staff and the quality of their work.”
The methodology behind this year’s rankings weighed a three-part blend of reputation, outcome and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing and other factors. The medical centers ranked in Best Children’s Hospitals were judged based on a combination of opinions from pediatric specialists about the hospitals they would recommend for the sickest children and data gathered in a 75-page survey covering important medical information ranging from surgical death rates to whether pediatric anesthesiologists and other sub specialists are on staff. A detailed description of the methodology can be found at http://www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.