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Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Neonatology

These are the 50 top-ranked neonatal centers. Nurse staffing in neonatal intensive care units, ability to prevent bloodstream infections 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 neonatologists surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommended the hospital.

How We Rank Children's Hospitals

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National Rank Hospital U.S. News Score
#1

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

100.0 / 100
#2

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

85.0 / 100
#3

St. Louis Children's Hospital-Washington University

Saint Louis, MO

82.2 / 100
#4

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

81.9 / 100

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#5

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH

79.8 / 100
#6

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

New York, NY

79.7 / 100
#7

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Palo Alto, CA

79.4 / 100
#8

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

79.2 / 100
#9

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora, CO

78.5 / 100
#10

Children's National Medical Center

Washington, DC

78.3 / 100

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Gold — Nationally Ranked: hospitals that excel in difficult cases in one or more specialties.

Silver — High-Performing: hospitals in the tier just below nationally ranked Best Hospitals.

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