U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
Children’s Hospital Pediatric Urology, led by Dr. Churphena Reid and Dr. Benjamin Rhee, was ranked 41st nationally with highest marks coming for use of infection-preventing measures, nursing intensity, prevention of surgical complications, advanced clinical services, and patient and family services.
The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’ top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Eighty-nine hospitals ranked in at least one specialty, based on a combination of clinical data and reputation with pediatric specialists.
“We are humbled that our dedication to our patients and their families has earned this national recognition,” said Dr. Reid. “This is a team effort that wouldn’t be possible without the support and collaboration with other pediatric specialties such as nephrology, anesthesia, neonatology, hospitalists, and radiology.”
“We work with the best clinical staff, including the operating room staff and pediatric floor nurses, which plays a major role in achieving the good outcomes we are being recognized for,” added Dr. Rhee. “We also appreciate the support from the Sisters and both Children’s Hospital and OSF Saint Francis administration which allows us to continue serving the children of central Illinois.”
“Children’s Hospital has a long standing commitment to excellent care for children. We continuously improve those critical pediatric services and it is rewarding to have this significant recognition of our efforts,” said Margaret Gustafson, President, Children’s Hospital of Illinois. “I congratulate each member of our team and thank them for their compassion and dedication that lead to this honor.”
U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of sick children find the best medical care available. The rankings open the door to an array of detailed information about each hospital’s performance.
More information can be found online in the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, which will be available in August.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF ILLINOIS
Children's Hospital of Illinois is the third largest pediatric hospital in Illinois and the only full service tertiary hospital for kids downstate. With 132 beds and more than 115 pediatric subspecialists, Children's Hospital cares for more children in Illinois than any hospital outside of Chicago. Formally established as a pediatric hospital within OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in 1990, Children's Hospital has over 6,000 admissions; 2,500 newborn deliveries, and 18,000 emergency department visits each year.