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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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
#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

#7

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

87.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 19.1%

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: 27

Superior: 25 to 27 out of 27

High

75

Score: 53

High: 41 to 55 out of 60

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 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

#12

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

78.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 9.0%

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: 54

High: 41 to 55 out of 60

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 8 out of 8

#45

Children's Hospital and Medical Center

51.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 2

Significant: 1 to 3 out of 6

Significant

50

Score: 15

Significant: 11 to 17 out of 27

Average

50

Score: 29

Average: 26 to 40 out of 60

Low

5

Score: 2

Low: 1 to 3 out of 8

#5

Children's Hospital Colorado

90.3 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 52.3%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 6

Superior: 6 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 23

Very good: 18 to 24 out of 27

High

75

Score: 46

High: 41 to 55 out of 60

Average

50

Score: 4

Average: 4 or 5 out of 8

#8

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

84.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 16.1%

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

Very good

75

Score: 22

Very good: 18 to 24 out of 27

High

75

Score: 52

High: 41 to 55 out of 60

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 8

#31

Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

60.6 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 1 to 3 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 19

Very good: 18 to 24 out of 27

Average

50

Score: 30

Average: 26 to 40 out of 60

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 8

#2

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

98.9 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 81.1%

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: 59

Very high: 56 to 60 out of 60

Average

50

Score: 4

Average: 4 or 5 out of 8

#6

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

88.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 40.1%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 21

Very good: 18 to 24 out of 27

High

75

Score: 53

High: 41 to 55 out of 60

High

75

Score: 6

High: 6 or 7 out of 8

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