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6/21/23 news article

U.S. News & World Report names Dayton Children’s Hospital among best children’s hospitals for orthopedic care

Dayton Children's U.S. News ranking

Dayton Children’s Hospital has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for 2023-24 by U.S. News & World Report for orthopedics. It’s the fourth year that Dayton Children’s orthopedics division has ranked in the magazine’s annual survey of children’s hospitals.

The 17th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and ratings are designed to assist families and their health care providers in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions.

“We are honored to once again rank with U.S. News and World Report for our pediatric orthopedic care,” said Michael Albert, MD, chief, division of orthopedics at Dayton Children’s. “Our orthopedics division is committed to offering the most innovative, minimally invasive, quality care for pediatric orthopedic conditions. This ranking demonstrates our continued commitment to families in our region and beyond.”

The orthopedics division at Dayton Children’s is part of the hospital’s Level I Trauma Center and a member of the Setting Scoliosis Straight collaborative to improve spinal surgery outcomes.  The division offers a variety of the latest techniques including magnetic limb lengthening, ApiFix and BandLoc minimally invasive spinal surgeries, and gait and motion analysis. Dayton Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in the country to offer a Scolio-Pilates program.

"The orthopedics division at Dayton Children’s has continued to raise the bar for kids in Dayton, offering cutting-edge care for simple fractures to complicated spine surgery,” said Deborah Feldman, president and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital. “For the fourth year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has recognized the world-class orthopedic care available right here in Dayton. While the ranking is just one piece of a bigger puzzle for families when deciding which care is right for them, we hope it gives them confidence when choosing Dayton Children’s for their child’s care.”

For 2023-2024, U. S. News ranked the top 50 centers in each of these 10 pediatric specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery and urology. For the third year, the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings featured expanded offerings that include state rankings and multi-state regional rankings.

“For 17 years, U.S. News has provided comprehensive information to help parents of sick children and their doctors find the best children’s hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.

U.S. News, together with RTI International, a North Carolina-based research and consulting firm, collected and analyzed data from 119 children’s hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialists. Children’s hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care and expert opinion among pediatric specialists. 

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