Daily Bulletin: NCH Makes Honor Roll

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Nationwide Children's Hospital ranked No. 7 on a new U.S. News & World Report ranking for 2017-18.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital rose three spots on a highly regarded annual ranking of pediatric health-care facilities.

The hospital was ranked No. 7 on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals 2017-18 Honor Roll, which recognizes facilities that are highly ranked in multiple specialties. Nationwide Children’s, which tied with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, was ranked 10th on last year’s list.

Nationwide Children’s was ranked in 10 specialty areas: cancer (No. 10), cardiology and heart surgery (No. 26), diabetes and endocrinology (No. 13), gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 12), neonatology (No. 21), nephrology (No. 9), neurology and neurosurgery (No. 6), orthopedics (No. 8), pulmonary (No. 6) and urology (No. 10).

The three top-ranked facilities on this year’s Honor Roll were Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati Children’s and Nationwide Children’s were the only Ohio hospitals to make the top 10.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the rankings were compiled by RTI International based on surveys sent to almost 200 hospitals and 11,000 doctors. The list analyzed factors such as patient outcomes and care, including safety and staffing.

To see the complete rankings, go to health.usnews.com/health-news/best-childrens-hospitals/articles/best-childrens-hospitals-honor-roll-and-overview.