Best Children's Hospitals in California

California has about 440 hospitals. Seventeen are nationally ranked and 56 others meet standards for strong performance within the state. U.S. News also ranked hospitals in many California metro areas, including Los Angeles and San Francisco-Oakland.

Children's Hospitals Legend
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
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Rady Children's Hospital
San Diego, CA
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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
San Francisco, CA
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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
Palo Alto, CA
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Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
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Children's Hospital of Orange County
Orange, CA
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University of California Davis Children's Hospital
Sacramento, CA
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The Methodology & Awards

Gold — Nationally Ranked: hospitals that excel in difficult cases in one or more specialties.

Silver — High-Performing: hospitals in the tier just below nationally ranked Best Hospitals.

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