Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati Children's is a nonprofit academic medical center affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics. The medical center was founded in 1883 by three Cincinnati women who wanted to open a hospital specifically for children. It is one of the oldest pediatric hospitals in the country. Cincinnati Children's was originally located in a rented three-bedroom house and was called The Hospital of the Protestant Episcopal Church.
Cincinnati Children's has 629 registered beds, and in fiscal year 2015, hospital physicians facilitated more than 1.2 million patient encounters with patients from all 50 states and 68 countries. In the same year, 850 volunteers contributed 90,263 hours at the hospital's facilities. The hospital has a total of 15,260 employees.
Cincinnati Children's is widely recognized for its clinical care and performance, ranking No. 3 on U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll for children's hospitals in 2015-16. It was one of three hospitals nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties, including No. 1 in the country for pulmonology, No. 2 for cancer and No. 4 for orthopedics. Additionally, Cincinnati Children's has been Magnet-designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 2013.
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