U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery

These are the 50 top-ranked pediatric heart centers. Clinical research, surgical survival and ability to prevent bloodstream infections 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 cardiologists and heart surgeons surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommended the hospital.

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Showing 31–40 of 50

Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Survival after complex surgery Prevention of ICU infections Use of infection-preventing measures Surgery volume Nurse-patient ratio
#31

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

58.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 33

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

#32

Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

57.9 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Very high

100

Score: 37

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 3 or 4 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 20

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 2.3

Average: 2.3-​2.5

#33

Rady Children's Hospital

57.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.4%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 38

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Superior

100

Score: 6

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#34

Phoenix Children's Hospital

54.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 35

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 19

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#34

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Iowa City, IA

54.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 37

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Significant

50

Score: 2

Significant: 1 or 2 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Low

5

Score: 4

Low: 1 to 4 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

#36

Advocate Children's Hospital

53.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 36

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 18

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 8

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#37

Levine Children's Hospital

53.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.1%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 34

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 20

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 2.3

Average: 2.3-​2.5

#38

All Children's Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

51.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.3%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 35

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Significant

50

Score: 2

Significant: 1 or 2 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#39

Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

51.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 34

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Very good

75

Score: 3

Very good: 3 or 4 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 16

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 8

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Good

75

Score: 2.7

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#40

Holtz Children's Hospital at UM-​Jackson Memorial Medical Center

51.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

High

75

Score: 22

High: 21 to 30 out of 40

Superior

100

Score: 6

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Significant

50

Score: 15

Significant: 11 to 15 out of 24

Low

5

Score: 4

Low: 1 to 4 out of 12

Below average

25

Score: 2.1

Below average: 2.0-​2.2

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