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(Nationwide Children’s Hospital) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital has once again been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll at number 7. The Honor Roll is a top distinction awarded to only 10 children’s centers nationwide.

The 2019-20 Honor Roll designation marks the sixth consecutive year Nationwide Children’s has received this recognition.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospitals Specialty Rankings include:

Cancer – #4

Cardiology and Heart Surgery – #43

Endocrinology – #12

Gastroenterology and GI Surgery – #15

Neonatology – #15

Nephrology – #12

Neurology and Neurosurgery – #7

Orthopedics – #9

Pulmonary Medicine – #10

Urology – #9

“Recognition such as this is a testament to the compassion and hard work of our dedicated staff,” said Steve Allen, MD, Nationwide Children’s CEO. “These rankings underscore Nationwide Children’s continued commitment of providing the highest quality of pediatric care to patients and families across the globe.”

“The top 10 pediatric centers on this year’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll deliver outstanding care across a range of specialties and deserve to be nationally recognized,” said Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “According to our analysis, these honor roll hospitals provide state-of-the-art medical expertise to children with rare or complex conditions. Their rankings reflect U.S. News’s assessment of their commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate care to young patients and their families day in and day out.”

The annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties. Hospitals received points for being ranked in a specialty, and higher-ranking hospitals receive more points. The Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll recognizes the 10 hospitals that received the most points overall.

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available in consultation with their doctors and other medical professionals. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.

This year’s rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook, available in stores mid-September.