U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Cardiology & Heart Surgery

These are the 50 top-ranked pediatric heart centers. Survival after complex heart surgery and ability to prevent bloodstream infections 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 cardiologists and heart surgeons 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 after complex surgeries Norwood/hybrid surgery survival Prevention of ICU infections Surgery volume Nursing intensity
#10

New York-​Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-​Komansky Children's Hospital

77.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 31.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

75

Score: 13

High: 11, 12 or 13 out of 15

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 5 to 8 out of 10

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 2.3

Average: 2.3-​2.5

#49

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

46.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 13

High: 11, 12 or 13 out of 15

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 5 to 8 out of 10

Low

5

Score: 4

Low: 1 to 4 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#21

Primary Children's Hospital

65.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 13

High: 11, 12 or 13 out of 15

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 5 to 8 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 8

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 4.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

#34

All Children's Hospital

Saint Petersburg, FL

55.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.8%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 11, 12 or 13 out of 15

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 1 to 4 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

#48

Children's Hospital and Medical Center

48.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 11, 12 or 13 out of 15

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 1 to 4 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#20

Children's Medical Center Dallas

66.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 12

High: 11, 12 or 13 out of 15

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 1 to 4 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 8

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#22

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

65.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.0%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 13

High: 11, 12 or 13 out of 15

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 1 to 4 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.6

Superior: 3.1 and above

#32

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

56.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.6%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 11

High: 11, 12 or 13 out of 15

Average

50

Score: 8

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 1 to 4 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#18

Seattle Children's Hospital

68.5 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 10.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 13

High: 11, 12 or 13 out of 15

High

75

Score: 9

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 1 to 4 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 2.4

Average: 2.3-​2.5

#45

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Iowa City, IA

49.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 10

Average: 6 to 10 out of 15

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 2

Significant: 1 to 4 out of 10

Low

5

Score: 4

Low: 1 to 4 out of 12

Good

75

Score: 2.9

Good: 2.6-​3.0

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