Cleveland Clinic Children’s has been ranked as a national leader in clinical care by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 – 2020 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals.”
Cleveland Clinic Children’s – an integral part of Cleveland Clinic, which was ranked the nation’s No. 2 hospital in 2019 by U.S. News – earned national recognition in nine specialties: cancer (20), cardiology & heart surgery (45), diabetes & endocrinology (39), gastroenterology (27), neonatology (32), nephrology (35), neurology & neurosurgery (22), pulmonology (43) and urology (24).
In five of those specialties, Cleveland Clinic Children’s is ranked as the best in Northeast Ohio: cancer, neurology & neurosurgery, urology, gastroenterology, and cardiology & heart surgery.
“Whether a child has an everyday illness or a chronic disease like cancer or diabetes, our goal is to make and keep kids healthy,” everyday illnesses, as well as serious childhood diseases and conditions like cancer, diabetes and congenital heart disease.said Rita Pappas, M.D. interim-chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “We believe that our tiniest patients deserve the most innovative care from a collaborative and compassionate team made up of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists who are driven to improve their health using evidence-based treatments and cutting edge technologies.”
In 2018, Cleveland Clinic Children’s moved most of its pediatric ambulatory services to a new facility located on Euclid Avenue between 89th and 90th streets. The expansion unites 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 features 65 exam rooms, 20 private infusion rooms, four procedure rooms and a calming room for sensory-sensitive children. Hundreds of physicians, nurses, therapists and administrative staff work side by side to provide the most comprehensive medical, surgical, developmental and behavioral care.
Other hospital highlights during the past year included:
- Receiving certification as a center to provide the first FDA-approved Car T-cell therapy for pediatric and young adult patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
- Launching a new Pediatric Bone Marrow Outpatient Clinic that offers a wide range of experts and treatments
- Being named a Certified Mitochondrial Medicine Center by the Mitochondrial Care Network
- The Center for Pediatric Rheumatology becoming the largest pediatric rheumatology practice in Northeast Ohio
- Earning $8 million in U.S. Department of Defense grants to support innovative clinical trials for young children with autism spectrum disorder
In April, Karen F. Murray, M.D., a national leader in pediatric gastroenterology, was named chair of the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute, Physician-in-Chief of Cleveland Clinic Children’s and President of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation. Dr. Murray, who will arrive in July, has spearheaded efforts to wipe out hepatitis C by bringing two highly effective adult drugs to infected children.
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, it’s 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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