CLEVELAND, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (Rainbow) once again has ranked as one of the best children's hospitals in the country. This year's rankings marks two decades of Rainbow being on this elite list released annually by U.S. News & World Report.
For the fourth consecutive year, Rainbow ranked in the Top 5 for the care of newborns by placing #4 in this year's survey. Rainbow also ranked among the top 50 children's hospitals in the nation in ten out of ten medical specialties.
"We are pleased and proud to be once again one of the top children's hospitals in the country," said Michael Konstan, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. "These rankings once again confirm our mission to provide the highest quality of care to the children and families of Northeast Ohio and validate the tremendous work of our dedicated, talented, and caring staff. It's exciting to lead a hospital with a reputation as one of the best children's hospitals in the United States."
In addition to Rainbow ranking #4 in Neonatal care, Rainbow ranked in the following specialties:
- Cancer (#22)
- Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#41)
- Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders (#13)
- Gastroenterology (#40)
- Nephrology (#25)
- Neurology & Neurosurgery (#19)
- Orthopedics (#12)
- Pulmonology (#8)
- Urology (#46)
The methodology of this year's rankings was by specialty, weighing a three-part blend of reputation, outcome and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology and credentialing.
A complete list of the children's hospital rankings will be published in the August issue U.S. News and World Reports' Best Hospitals print guide available on Amazon.com in mid-August and on newsstands August 30th. The rankings are available online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals beginning Tuesday, May 17th, at 10:00 a.m.
About UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
For 120 years, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital has been dedicated solely to the care of children. As one of the most renowned pediatric medical centers and a principal referral center for Ohio and the region, Rainbow physicians will receive more than 200,000 patient visits annually. Located on the UH Case Medical Center campus, the 244-bed hospital is home to 850 pediatric specialists and 40 special care centers including Centers of Excellence in oncology, neonatology, pulmonology, cardiology, neurology and endocrinology. There is a full complement of pediatric surgical specialists who focus on minimally invasive techniques as well as an outstanding program in bloodless surgery. As the primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Rainbow trains more than 100 pediatricians each year and consistently ranks among the top children's hospitals in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
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