Cleveland Clinic Children’s has been ranked as a national leader in clinical care by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018-2019 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals.”
According to the results, Cleveland Clinic Children’s is ranked among the top 25 nationwide and is considered best in Northeast Ohio for gastroenterology (23rd) and neurology and neurosurgery (24th). The pediatric hospital’s heart program also scored in the top 50 nationwide in cardiology & heart surgery (26th) and is considered best in Northeast Ohio.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s has been ranked as a national leader in clinical care by U.S. News & World Report in its 2018 – 2019 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals.”
As an integral part of Cleveland Clinic, which was ranked the nation’s No. 2 hospital in 2017 by U.S. News, Cleveland Clinic Children’s earned national recognition in 10 specialties: cancer (23), cardiology & heart surgery (26), diabetes & endocrinology (39), gastroenterology (23), neonatology (50), nephrology (49), neurology & neurosurgery (24), orthopedics (50), pulmonology (32) and urology (42).
“Everything we do is aimed at making children healthier,” said Rita Pappas, M.D. interim-chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “We believe that our patients deserve the most innovative care that we can provide. Our pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists are passionately driven to improve outcomes with the latest evidence-based treatments and state-of-the-art technologies.”
In 2017, Cleveland Clinic Children’s achieved a 100 percent success rate in curing sickle cell disease and thalassemia with bone marrow transplants. Other hospital highlights during the past year include the following:
- Launching a pediatric heart affiliation with Boston Children’s Hospital through Cleveland Clinic’s National Network
- Offering integrative medicine approaches to treating pain in children without opioids
- Opening its first in-school medical clinic at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Ohio
- Becoming the first in Northeast Ohio to provide families live webcam access to their NICU infants
- Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
On September 24, Cleveland Clinic Children’s will fulfill a decades-long dream of moving most of its pediatric ambulatory services to a new facility on its main campus in downtown Cleveland. Cleveland Clinic Children’s new home will be housed in the former Taussig Cancer Center situated along Euclid Avenue between 89th and 90th streets. The expansion will unite both primary and specialty outpatient care in one convenient, coordinated environment better equipped to manage Cleveland Clinic Children’s 750,000-plus patient visits annually. The four-story, 120,000-square-foot state-of-the-art structure – equipped with the latest technology and designed to provide the best possible outcomes in terms of safety, quality, patient satisfaction and value – will feature 65 exam rooms, 20 private infusion rooms, four procedure rooms, and hundreds of physicians, nurses, therapists and administrative staff working side-by-side to provide the most comprehensive and integrated medical, surgical, developmental and behavioral care.
Cleveland Clinic has cared for infants, children, and adolescents since its doors first opened in 1921. That history of pediatric caregiving has blossomed into Cleveland Clinic Children’s, standing today as one of America’s leading and largest providers of comprehensive pediatric care. Now, its more than 300 pediatricians, practitioners and specialists – and more than 50 outpatient sites – provide the full spectrum of primary, specialty, and subspecialty care to the largest patient population of any children’s hospital in Northeast Ohio.
According to U.S. News, the “Best Children’s Hospital” rankings score the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties, based on clinical data and 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.
The “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings are currently published online – http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings – and featured in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook, available in stores late September.
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