U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report has recognized OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Urology and Neonatology in the new 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

Introduced in 2007, the U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings help parents determine where to get the best medical care for their children. The rankings highlight the Top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialties, from cancer to urology. The rankings rely on clinical data and an annual survey of pediatric specialists.

Urology Program

Led by Drs. Churphena Reid and Benjamin Rhee, OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital Urology Program is one of the highest volume centers in the country for the daVinci® Surgical System – a minimally invasive surgical application. Located on the third floor of the Hillcrest Medical Plaza, our Urology Program has been caring for children, adolescents and some adults with urinary and genital problems since 1994.

Nationally ranked Urology gave Brady his chance at the big leagues.

Brady Sumner was 3 years old when he started having abdominal pain on his left side. After several tests, doctors discovered Brady was in acute renal failure and only had one kidney, which had structural complications. With the help of the Urology team at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital, Brady is now a healthy 11-year-old, chasing his dreams of the big leagues.

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Neonatology Program

Led by Dr. James Hocker, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital is a 64-bed, private-room unit with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - the highest state designation - and a Level II Intermediate Care Unit. Located on the third floor of OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, our NICU has been caring for newborns since 1942.

Celebrating 75 years of neonatal excellence

Nationally ranked Neonatology saved Sawyer’s life.

Sawyer Kaufman was a fighter from the moment he took his first breath. Born 16 weeks early, weighing only 1 pound, 5 ounces, he battled a number of life-threatening health problems. But the Neonatology team at OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital was with him every step of the way, delivering advanced, multidisciplinary care to save little Sawyer’s life.

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