U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

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These are the 50 top-ranked pediatric cancer centers. Three-year survival, transplant accreditation and infection prevention were among the factors making up 75 percent of the score, based mostly on data from a U.S. News survey of children's hospitals. The other 25 percent reflects how many of 450 pediatric cancer specialists surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommended the hospital.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Three-year survival Bone marrow transplant survival Use of infection-preventing measures Prevention of ICU infections Nurse-patient ratio
#46

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital

New York, NY

54.5 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

High

100

Score: 8

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 4 or 5 out of 9

Below average

25

Score: 2.2

Below average: 2.0-​2.2

#31

North Carolina Children's Hospital at UNC

60.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4, 5 or 6 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Very good

75

Score: 7

Very good: 6 or 7 out of 9

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#35

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

60.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.1%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 4, 5 or 6 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 13

Very good: 13 to 18 out of 23

Very good

75

Score: 6

Very good: 6 or 7 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

#18

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

68.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.4%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4, 5 or 6 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 18

Very good: 13 to 18 out of 23

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 or 9 out of 9

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#6

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

88.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 39.1%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

100

Score: 8

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 4 or 5 out of 9

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#15

St. Louis Children's Hospital-​Washington University

Saint Louis, MO

69.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.2%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

100

Score: 7

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 4 or 5 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.6

Superior: 3.1 and above

#30

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Iowa City, IA

61.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.9%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

100

Score: 9

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 19

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Modest

25

Score: 2

Modest: 1, 2, or 3 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

#31

Yale-​New Haven Children's Hospital

60.5 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

High

100

Score: 9

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

Very High

100

Score: 3

Very High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 4 or 5 out of 9

Average

50

Score: 2.4

Average: 2.3-​2.5

#8

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL

78.6 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.5%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

High

100

Score: 8

High: 7, 8 , or 9 out of 9

High

75

Score: 2

High: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 or 9 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#22

Children's Cancer Hospital-​University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

66.4 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 10.6%

Significant: 3%-​14.9%

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4, 5 or 6 out of 9

High

75

Score: 2

High: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 19 to 23 out of 23

Very good

75

Score: 7

Very good: 6 or 7 out of 9

Superior

100

Score: 3.6

Superior: 3.1 and above

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