Akron Children's Hospital

Rankings

Pediatrics: Neonatology

best Rank in This Specialty
#33
Overall Score in This Specialty
68.2 / 100

Reputation with specialists

% of doctors in this specialty responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 who named hospital as among best for very challenging patients.

Modest

25

Score: 2.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

On breast milk at discharge

% of discharged infants receiving at least some nutrition from breast milk.

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Minimizing 30-day readmissions

Success in preventing unplanned readmissions to NICU.

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Use of infection-preventing measures

Success in minimizing infections through hand hygiene, vaccination and other proven measures.

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 20 or 21 out of 21

Prevention of NICU infections

Success in minimizing central-line bloodstream infections in neonatal ICU patients.

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

Low

5

Score: 9

Low: 1 to 9 out of 21

Nursing intensity

Balance of fulltime R.N.'s to average daily number of neonatal ICU patients; a higher ratio means more nursing care.

Good

75

Score: 2.6

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Commitment to best practices

Such as simulation training for chest tube placement, low patient-physician ratio and neonatal consults for all newborn cardiac patients.

Very good

75

Score: 47

Very good: 40 to 49 out of 57

ECMO availability

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (heart-lung machine for newborns). Additional credit for formally trained ECMO team.

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 4 out of 5

Advanced clinical services

Such as pediatric trauma center, intensive-care pharmacist and neonatal nutritionist.

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

Clinical support services

Such as rapid-response team and programs in pediatric pain management and anesthesia.

All

100

Score: 7

All: 7 out of 7

Advanced technologies

Such as PET or PET/CT scanner, continuous EEG monitoring with pediatric neurology support, molecular diagnostic/virology laboratory.

Most

75

Score: 5

Most: 5 out of 6

Specialized clinics and programs

Such as metabolic team, home ventilator management team, NICU-specific palliative care program.

All

100

Score: 16

All: 16 out of 16

Patient and family services

Such as a family resource center, family support specialists and pediatric psychologists.

All

100

Score: 15

All: 15 out of 15

Steps to engage families

Such as a parent advisory committee that meets frequently.

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Commitment to quality improvement

Such as collecting and analyzing data to improve quality of care.

Superior

100

Score: 16

Superior: 16 or 17 out of 17

Adoption of health information technology

Use of electronic medical records and computerized physician order entry to improve patient safety and care.

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Fulltime subspecialists available

Such as neonatologists.

Superior

100

Score: 15

Superior: 15 out of 15

Active fellowship programs

To provide advanced training in 15 programs such as neonatal-perinatal medicine and infectious diseases.

None

0.1

Score: 0

None: 0 out of 9

Commitment to clinical research

Participation in selected treatment and quality improvement networks.

Superior

100

Score: 4

Superior: 4 out of 4


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