U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Cancer

These are the 50 top-ranked pediatric cancer centers. Three-year survival, cellular transplant accreditation and infection prevention were among the kinds of data, collected from a detailed U.S. News survey of children's hospitals, that produced 83.3 percent of each hospital's score. The other 16.7 percent reflects how many of 450 pediatric cancer specialists responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 recommended the hospital for serious cases.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Specialty Score Reputation with specialists Survival at three years Survival after bone marrow transplant Use of infection-preventing measures Prevention of ICU infections Nursing intensity Patient volume
#38

Children's Hospital of Orange County

Orange, CA

64.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.9%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Superior

100

Score: 14

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#44

North Carolina Children's Hospital at UNC

63.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very High

100

Score: 5

Very High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 4 to 7 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#48

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

59.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 4

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 4 to 7 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

Average

50

Score: 4

Average: 4 or 5 out of 9

#20

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

72.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 9

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very High

100

Score: 6

Very High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Good

75

Score: 2.6

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4 or 5 out of 9

#34

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

65.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

High

75

Score: 4

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 4.4

Superior: 3.1 and above

High

75

Score: 7

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

#36

Levine Children's Hospital

Charlotte, NC

65.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very High

100

Score: 5

Very High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Superior

100

Score: 13

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Good

75

Score: 2.7

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Low

5

Score: 3

Low: 1, 2 or 3 out of 9

#42

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Iowa City, IA

63.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.1%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 11

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Very High

100

Score: 6

Very High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Modest

25

Score: 3

Modest: 1 to 4 out of 15

Good

75

Score: 2.9

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4 or 5 out of 9

#50

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron, OH

58.8 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Very High

100

Score: 6

Very High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

Low

5

Score: 3

Low: 1, 2 or 3 out of 9

#46

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, DE

62.3 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 to 15 out of 15

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

Low

5

Score: 3

Low: 1, 2 or 3 out of 9

#45

Yale-​New Haven Children's Hospital

62.5 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 9 to 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 19 to 25 out of 25

Very good

75

Score: 8

Very good: 8 to 11 out of 15

Average

50

Score: 2.4

Average: 2.3-​2.5

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 9

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