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June 14, 2022/News Releases

Cleveland Clinic Children’s Ranks Among the Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

9 pediatric specialties ranked among the nation’s top 50; 2 in top 10

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Cleveland Clinic Children’s has been named a national leader in clinical care, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 – 2023 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings.

Cleveland Clinic Children’s – an integral part of Cleveland Clinic, which was ranked as the nation’s No.2 hospital in 2021 by U.S. News – earned national recognition in nine specialties: cancer (15), cardiology and heart surgery (6), diabetes and endocrinology (36), gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery (13), neonatology (10), nephrology (29), neurology and neurosurgery (40), pulmonology and lung surgery (30) and urology (24).

Clockwise from upper left: Eleven-month-old Corbin Lapso and his mom, Makaela, attend a follow-up appointment at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, after Corbin’s bilateral cochlear implant surgery; DeAngelo Edmonds during a physical therapy session at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation, after undergoing heart surgery; A multidisciplinary team of Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Children’s doctors and nurses performed a rare and complex lifesaving fetal surgery to remove a tumor attached to the heart of a 26-week-old fetus; Rabi Hanna, M.D., with Hendrix Mascara, who receives a form of enzyme replacement therapy through a clinical trial studying the effects of the treatment on Hunter syndrome.

For 14 consecutive years, Cleveland Clinic Children’s has ranked among the nation’s top 50 pediatric hospitals. This year, two specialties ranked in the top 10 in the nation (cardiology and heart surgery and neonatology) and two more ranked in the top 20 (cancer, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery). Regionally, Cleveland Clinic Children’s has also been recognized as the No. 7 (tie) pediatric hospital in the Midwest and No. 3 (tie) in Ohio. In Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Children’s ranked as best in five of the specialties (cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, nephrology and urology).

“We are privileged to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said Karen Murray, M.D., chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “These rankings reflect the hard work of our pediatric caregivers who strive to improve the health of our community’s children every day through world-class patient care, research, education and advocacy.”

Cleveland Clinic Children’s:Innovations, Patient Stories and Highlights  

Over the past year, Cleveland Clinic Children’s has been at the forefront of clinical innovation and research in pediatrics, including:

Since it first opened in 1921, Cleveland Clinic has cared for infants, children and adolescents. That history of pediatric care has become Cleveland Clinic Children’s. Today, it is one of America’s leading and largest providers of comprehensive pediatric care. More than 300 pediatric specialists and subspecialists– at more than 50 outpatient sites – provide the full spectrum of pediatric 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 and quality 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 and efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion among patients and staff in 2022. Pediatric specialists around the country are also asked to provide their opinions on the best hospitals based on their inside knowledge of the delivered healthcare.

The “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings are published online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.

About Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Cleveland Clinic Children’s is a part of the Cleveland Clinic health system and offers full medical, surgical and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents. Cleveland Clinic Children’s supports 389 beds in four acute care hospitals and one post-acute specialty hospital. In addition, pediatric services are available at more than 50 outpatient clinic locations across Northeast Ohio. A staff of more than 300 full-time pediatricians and sub-specialists see 750,000 pediatric visits each year and provide hospital care for 13,000 children per year. Cleveland Clinic Children’s is a non-profit, multi-specialty academic medical center integrating clinical care, research, and education. Cleveland Clinic Children’s consistently ranks among the “Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Visit us online at www.clevelandclinic.org/childrens and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clevelandclinicchildrens.

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 72,500 employees worldwide are more than 5,050 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,800 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 21 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2021, there were 10.2 million total outpatient visits, 304,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 259,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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