Cincinnati Children’s climbs to No. 2 in nation
Cincinnati Enquirer USA TODAY NETWORK
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center now is the nation’s best hospital to treat pediatric cancer and second-best children’s hospital overall, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report. The magazine released its 12th annual evaluation Tuesday of 189 hospitals for children in the United States. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was No. 3 overall for the previous seven years. Tuesday’s results show the Corryville facility has now jumped past Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to hit the No. 2 overall position.
U.S. News again ranked Boston Children’s Hospital as the best overall pediatric facility in the country. The best overall category is for hospitals that rank highest across the survey categories. The only other Ohio hospital on the magazine’s 10-facility honor roll is Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.
Dr. Steve Davis, chief operating officer for Cincinnati’s Children’s, exulted in the new rating, which he said “reflects the passion and the dedication of our employees who work tirelessly every day to improve the health of patients and families who come to us for care. We’ve reached No. 2 in the nation because we put kids first.”
The magazine evaluates and ranks children’s hospitals on 10 treatment specialties, and this year, This year, Cincinnati Children’s rose in the rankings for eight specialties:
❚ No. 5 to No. 1 for cancer care
❚ No. 3 to tops in gastroenterology
❚ No. 3 to No. 2 in kidney care, neurology and urology
❚ No. 13 to No. 5 in neonatology
❚ No. 7 to No. 3 for endocrinology
❚ No. 4 to No. 2 in pulmonology The hospital kept its No. 4 ranking last year in orthopedics, but cardiac care slid from sixth to eighth.
The overall ranking improvement took place as Cincinnati Children’s broke ground on an ambitious $600 million expansion into the Avondale neighborhood for a new clinical care building.
Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News, noted that reaching No. 1 in pediatric cancer treatment is an indicator of Cincinnati Children’s work.
“Hospitals on the Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll are by any measure among the most exemplary in the nation,” Harder said. “Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranks high in every single medical specialty, which led to its No. 2 spot for the 201819 rankings.”
Below is a summary description of the Dater Foundation's grant made to Cincinnati Children's:
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center - $50,000
Cincinnati Children’s Translational Core Laboratory is actively involved in moving cell and gene therapies into clinical trials. The Laboratory has continued to support physicians initiating novel clinical trials including providing manufacturing and testing for a gene therapy trial to treat sickle cell anemia and other hemoglobinopathies, Investigational New Drug submission for a trial to treat a rare pediatric lung disease, patient safety testing for treatment of inherited diseases, and support of multiple trials for CAR-T cancer immunotherapy. Dater Foundation support has specifically enabled Cincinnati Children’s Translational Core Laboratory to maintain facilities and practices compliant with the increasing regulatory demands placed on early phase cell and gene therapy trials.
Project Title: Moving Scientific Discoveries in Gene and Cell Therapy to Clinical Report Trials
Dater Grant: $50,000 (January, 2017)