The annual U.S. Newsâ€™ Best Childrenâ€™s Hospitals rankings was released recently, andÂ the Nationwide Childrenâ€™s Hospital in ColumbusÂ came in at number nine.
Columbusâ€™ childrenâ€™s hospital earned 5 points in the ranking system, which was the ninth highest. Boston came in first (20 points) and Philadelphia came in second (19 points).
Columbusâ€™ childrenâ€™s hospital also has 5 specialties.
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The rankings were built from a lengthy clinical survey sent to selected hospitals and a reputational survey sent to pediatric specialists and subspecialists. RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm that also generates theÂ Best HospitalsÂ rankings, directed the surveys and analyzed the results. The clinical survey was sent to 184 pediatric centers. TheÂ vast majority of the surveyed centersÂ are members of the Childrenâ€™s Hospital Association and areÂ either aÂ freestanding childrenâ€™s hospital or aÂ large, multispecialty pediatric department that functionsÂ like a hospital within a hospital. A few other surveyed facilities focus on specialties such asÂ cancer or were included because they were previously ranked or were recommended by trusted sources.
Cincinnati Childrenâ€™s Hospital Medical Center also made the top 10, at number three.