Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks third best in the nation among pediatric hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-2014 list released Tuesday.
U.S. News & World Report named 10 hospitals, including Cincinnati, to the Honor Roll of its annual ranking. The national news magazine evaluated hospitals on 10 specialities. The hospitals on the Honor roll excel in at least three of the 10 specialty categories, according to news magazine.
Cincinnati Children’s said it has held the third-spot standing on the magazine’s Honor Roll for three consecutive years. The Cincinnati hospital ranks in the newest annual listing behind Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Boston Children’s Hospital.
U.S. News surveyed 179 pediatric hospitals and 1,500 physicians to come up with the list. Eighty-seven hospitals ranked in at least one specialty.
The survey considered data and patient outcomes. A smaller proportion of the rankings considered reputation, asking doctors to name which hospital they would send the sickest children in their specialty to regardless of location and expense.
Cincinnati Children’s ranked first for pediatric cancer; second for nephrology and pulmonology; and third among pediatric hospitals nationwide for gastroenterology and GI surgery, orthopedics, and urology, U.S. News & World Report said. Altogether, Cincinnati Children’s, including its Butler County Liberty Campus, ranked nationally in 10 subspecialties.
The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton did not participate. Quality, safety data and patient satisfaction scores can be found on the Dayton pediatric hospital’s website, spokeswoman Kelly Kavanaugh said.
“While we were invited to participate in the survey, this particular survey is quite labor intensive. The survey was conducted in January and early February at a time when Dayton Children’s was experiencing a particularly high patient volume and resources that would normally be available to complete surveys were focused on priorities related to patient care,” Kavanaugh said in an emailed statement. “We also encourage all families to talk with their pediatrician or family practitioner about the best options for their child should they need a pediatric specialist.”