U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Neonatology

These are the 50 top-ranked neonatal centers. Breast milk at discharge, 30-day readmissions, incidence of bloodstream infections and patient volume were among the kinds of data, collected from a detailed U.S. News survey of children's hospitals, that produced 83.3 percent of each hospital's score. The other 16.7 percent reflects how many of 450 neonatal and perinatal specialists responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 recommended the hospital for serious cases.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Specialty Score Reputation with specialists On breast milk at discharge Minimizing 30-day readmissions Use of infection-preventing measures Prevention of NICU infections Patient volume Advanced clinical services
#33

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron, OH

68.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 20 or 21 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Low

5

Score: 9

Low: 1 to 9 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#16

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

Chicago, IL

75.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 15.7%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 20 or 21 out of 21

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 3 to 4 out of 5

Average

50

Score: 12

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#22

Arnold Palmer Medical Center

Orlando, FL

72.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 17, 18 or 19 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Average

50

Score: 11

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#5

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

86.1 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 60.1%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 20 or 21 out of 21

Very good

75

Score: 3

Very good: 3 to 4 out of 5

High

75

Score: 17

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#26

Brenner Children's Hospital

69.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Score: 16.00

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Low

5

Score: 8

Low: 1 to 9 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#24

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

70.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 7.6%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 20

Superior: 20 or 21 out of 21

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 3 to 4 out of 5

Very high

100

Score: 20

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#4

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora, CO

89.3 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 20.4%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 18

Very good: 17, 18 or 19 out of 21

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 3 to 4 out of 5

Very high

100

Score: 20

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#6

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

86.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 19.2%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 20 or 21 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Very high

100

Score: 19

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#50

Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

Birmingham, AL

56.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.7%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 17, 18 or 19 out of 21

Very good

75

Score: 3

Very good: 3 to 4 out of 5

Very high

100

Score: 18

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#47

Children's Hospital of Michigan

Detroit, MI

58.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 8.2%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Low

5

Score: 1

Low: 1 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 20 or 21 out of 21

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 3 to 4 out of 5

High

75

Score: 14

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

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