Cleveland Clinic Children’s has been named a national leader in clinical care, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s – an integral part of Cleveland Clinic, which was ranked among the nation’s top five hospitals in 2023 by U.S. News – earned national recognition in all ten specialties: cancer (23), cardiology and heart surgery (10), diabetes and endocrinology (30), gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery (19), neonatology (18), nephrology (28), neurology and neurosurgery (24), orthopedics (29), pulmonology and lung surgery (30), and urology (18).
For 15 consecutive years, Cleveland Clinic Children’s has ranked among the nation’s top 50 pediatric hospitals. This year, one specialty ranked in the top 10 in the nation (cardiology and heart surgery) and three more ranked in the top 20 (gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology and urology).
Regionally, Cleveland Clinic Children’s also has been recognized as the No. 3 (tie) pediatric hospital in the Midwest and No. 3 (tie) in Ohio.
“Our Cleveland Clinic Children’s caregivers are committed to a shared sense of purpose for our youngest patients,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic CEO and President, and holder of the Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair. “Our dedicated pediatric specialists provide excellent patient outcomes that are among the best in the country. We are proud of the work they do every day.”
Over the past year, Cleveland Clinic Children’s has been at the forefront of clinical innovation and research in pediatrics. Hospital highlights include:
- Presenting preliminary data from a clinical trial aimed at discovering a cure for sickle cell disease which showed positive results among its first patients.
- Performing a rare ventricular switch surgery to repair a life-threatening congenital heart defect in the youngest patient ever at Cleveland Clinic.
- Publishing a study that showed an underlying genetic cause for why some children who have had COVID-19 infections develop Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
- Reporting findings from one of the first studies on neonatal intensive care unit webcam usage which showed the technology improved the mental health of parents.
- Adding mental health providers to Cleveland Clinic Children’s School-Based Health Care program.
- Leading a study which revealed children with heart failure face higher mortality rates in emergency situations compared to adults.
“We are honored to once again be recognized as a national leader in pediatric care by U.S. News,” said Robert Wyllie, M.D., chair of Cleveland Clinic Children’s. “These rankings are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our caregivers who strive to make a difference in the lives of our young patients every day through high quality patient care, research, education and advocacy.”
Cleveland Clinic has cared for infants, children and adolescents since it opened in 1921. 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 400 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. Methodology of the rankings 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.
Pediatric specialists around the country also are 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.