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
#7

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

82.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 18.1%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 36

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#5

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

85.8 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 39.5%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 36

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

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: 3.7

Superior: 3.1 and above

#9

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

81.8 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 44.4%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 23

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

High

75

Score: 9

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

#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

#27

Miami Children's Hospital

62.5 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 7.4%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 36

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Superior

100

Score: 6

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#44

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

49.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

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

Significant

50

Score: 14

Significant: 11 to 15 out of 24

Low

5

Score: 4

Low: 1 to 4 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

#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

#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

#29

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

60.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 35

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

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

#17

Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center

68.7 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 35

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

Average

50

Score: 2.5

Average: 2.3-​2.5

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