OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois ranked 29th in
Pediatric Urology and 49th in Neonatology. This marks the third time
in four years Pediatric Urology has been ranked, moving up seven
spots nationally. This is the first time Neonatology has made this
“I am proud of the work we do here day in and day out. This
recognition is an acknowledgement of the commitment to providing
excellent care for children and families that our clinicians strive
for on a daily basis,” said Kelly Nierstedt, President, OSF
HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois. “It takes a dedicated
team working across multiple specialties to provide this level of
care to the children who come to us in need. I congratulate them
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007
to help families find the best medical care for their children. They
are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on
U.S. pediatric centers.
The 11th annual rankings recognize the top 50
pediatric facilities across the U.S. in 10 pediatric specialties.
187 facilities were surveyed for the 2017-18 rankings, with only 82
of them ranking among the top 50 in at least one specialty.
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The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical
data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology
considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency
and coordination of care delivery and compliance with "best practices.”
This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best
Hospitals 2018.” Visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the complete rankings.
Learn more about the OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois specialties
and rankings at