PEORIA — U.S. News & World Report has ranked OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Urology 31st in the nation in its 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

It's the third year in a row the program has been ranked, and it was recognized for use of infection-preventing measures, nursing intensity, prevention of surgical complications, advanced clinical services, and patient and family services.

The rankings are based on clinical data as well as a yearly survey of pediatric specialists.