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OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology Ranked Among the Best


U.S. News & World Report has ranked OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology in the new 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology, led by Dr. Churphena Reid and Dr. Benjamin Rhee, tied for 31st nationally, marking the third year in a row it has been ranked. The pediatric urology team was recognized for use of infection-preventing measures, nursing intensity, prevention of surgical complications, advanced clinical services, and patient and family services.

“OSF 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 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. Their compassion and devotion to our patients led to this honor.”

Introduced in 2007, 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-six 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 2018” guidebook.

OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria is the third largest pediatric hospital in Illinois and the only full service tertiary hospital for kids downstate. With 136 beds and more than 141 pediatric subspecialists, OSF Children's Hospital cares for more children in Illinois than any hospital outside of Chicago. Formally established as a pediatric hospital within the walls of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in 1990, OSF Children's Hospital has over 7,000 admissions; 2,500 newborn deliveries, and 18,000 emergency department visits each year. More at