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June 21, 2016 - Peoria, IL

Children’s Hospital of Illinois ranked #36 by U.S. News and World Report for Pediatric Urology

Home Rotator | 2016-2017 US News & World Report - Urology(Peoria, IL / June 21, 2016) -  U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology in the new 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology, led by Dr. Churphena Reid and Dr. Benjamin Rhee, tied for 36th nationally, improving five spots from its previous ranking in 2014. An increased emphasis on clinical and surgical outcomes and implementation of new processes and procedures were major contributing factors to the ranking.

“We at Children’s Hospital of Illinois have a commitment to providing excellent care for children and families,” said Divya Joshi, M.D., OSF HealthCare Children’s Service Line CEO. “We are proud of our dedicated faculty and clinical staff, who play a major role in achieving the good outcomes we are being recognized for. This truly is a team effort that wouldn’t be possible without the energy, support and collaboration between the pediatric urology, nephrology, anesthesia, neonatology, hospitalist, and radiology teams. Their compassion and devotion to our patients, along with a focus on the best clinical practices, led to this honor.”

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. 78 hospitals ranked in at least one specialty.

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. More information can be found online in the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available in August.


Children's Hospital of Illinois is the third largest pediatric hospital in Illinois and the only full service tertiary hospital for kids downstate. With 136 beds and more than 140 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.

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