U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

These are the 50 top-ranked centers for children with serious digestive disorders. Clinical research, liver transplant survival and patient volume 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 liver specialists surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommended the hospital.

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Showing 11–20 of 50

Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Three-year liver transplant survival Prevention of ICU infections Use of infection-preventing measures Gastroenterology & GI surgery patient volume Surgery volume
#9

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

83.3 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 15.1%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 4 or 5 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 25 to 27 out of 27

Very high

100

Score: 56

Very high: 56 to 60 out of 60

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4 or 5 out of 8

#41

Levine Children's Hospital

56.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 4 or 5 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 23

Very good: 18 to 24 out of 27

Low

5

Score: 23

Low: 1 to 25 out of 60

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 8

#17

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

71.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 4 or 5 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 21

Very good: 18 to 24 out of 27

High

75

Score: 41

High: 41 to 55 out of 60

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4 or 5 out of 8

#32

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

59.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.3%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 1

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 4 or 5 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 21

Very good: 18 to 24 out of 27

High

75

Score: 45

High: 41 to 55 out of 60

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 8

#14

Nationwide Children's Hospital

76.1 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 49.9%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

NA

Score: NA

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 4 or 5 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 27

Superior: 25 to 27 out of 27

Very high

100

Score: 57

Very high: 56 to 60 out of 60

High

75

Score: 7

High: 6 or 7 out of 8

#46

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

51.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.9%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

NA

Score: NA

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 4 or 5 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 22

Very good: 18 to 24 out of 27

Average

50

Score: 28

Average: 26 to 40 out of 60

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 4 or 5 out of 8

#40

Rush Children's Hospital

56.4 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 4 or 5 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 20

Very good: 18 to 24 out of 27

Low

5

Score: 22

Low: 1 to 25 out of 60

Low

5

Score: 2

Low: 1 to 3 out of 8

#46

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center

51.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.3%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

NA

Score: NA

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 4 or 5 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 27

Superior: 25 to 27 out of 27

High

75

Score: 42

High: 41 to 55 out of 60

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 8

#37

American Family Children's Hospital

57.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 4 or 5 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 19

Very good: 18 to 24 out of 27

Low

5

Score: 17

Low: 1 to 25 out of 60

Low

5

Score: 2

Low: 1 to 3 out of 8

#1

Boston Children's Hospital

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 77.1%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 4 or 5 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 27

Superior: 25 to 27 out of 27

Very high

100

Score: 60

Very high: 56 to 60 out of 60

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 8 out of 8

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