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Dayton Children’s specialty makes U.S. News & World Report rank

Dayton Children’s Hospital’s pediatric pulmonology specialty was ranked 50 by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report gathers clinical data through surveys and ranks the top 50 children’s hospitals by 10 pediatric specialty category. The 2018-2019 rankings were released today.

Dayton Children’s, an independent pediatric hospital based in Dayton, received a 58.1 out of 100 score.

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“The number one reason that children are admitted to Dayton Children’s Hospital is for respiratory issues,” stated Deborah Feldman, president and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital. “We are proud to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report Best Children’s Hospital for the expert specialty pediatric care in pulmonology we provide. While it is just one measure that a family should use in choosing the right care for their child, it’s another symbol parents can use to show them that Dayton Children’s provides expert care.”

Dayton Children’s said its pulmonology division sees more than 7,000 children every year, and asthma is the number one reason children are admitted to the hospital. The condition is responsible for more than 14,000 visits to its emergency department.

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