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
#1

Boston Children's Hospital

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 91.0%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

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: 24

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.7

Superior: 3.1 and above

#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

#2

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

96.7 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 86.1%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

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

Superior

100

Score: 24

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#4

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

86.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 33.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 37

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#8

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

81.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 31.0%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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

Very good

75

Score: 20

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 24

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

#3

Texas Children's Hospital

94.6 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 60.4%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

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: 24

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#6

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

85.1 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 56.5%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

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: 24

Superior: 21 to 24 out of 24

High

75

Score: 10

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.7

Superior: 3.1 and above

#11

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

78.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 25.7%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 37

Very high: 31 to 40 out of 40

Significant

50

Score: 2

Significant: 1 or 2 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 20

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 24

High

75

Score: 9

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

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

#23

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

66.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.3%

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

Very good

75

Score: 18

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 24

High

75

Score: 9

High: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

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