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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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
#24

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

66.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 9.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 36

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Very good

75

Score: 3

Very good: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.6

Superior: 3.1 and above

#21

MUSC Children's Heart Program of South Carolina

67.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 8.8%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 38

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: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

#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

#22

Primary Children's Medical Center

66.6 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 37

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Very good

75

Score: 3

Very good: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 8

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 4.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#25

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

64.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.2%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 35

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Very good

75

Score: 3

Very good: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.4

Superior: 3.1 and above

#15

Seattle Children's Hospital

72.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 9.7%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 35

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Very good

75

Score: 3

Very good: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#14

St. Louis Children's Hospital-​Washington University

72.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 14.2%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 36

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: 7

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.6

Superior: 3.1 and above

#18

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

67.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 10.6%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 38

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Very good

75

Score: 3

Very good: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

#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

#43

Arkansas Children's Hospital

50.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.8%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 30

High: 21 to 30 out of 40

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 3 or 4 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.4

Superior: 3.1 and above

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