U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

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.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Prevention of ICU infections Use of infection-preventing measures Neonatal patient volume Nurse-patient ratio Advanced clinical services
#15

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

Chicago, IL

72.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 19

Superior: 18 or 19 out of 19

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

Good

75

Score: 2.9

Good: 2.6-​3.0

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#50

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Little Rock, AR

45.0 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 16

Very good: 15 to 17 out of 19

High

75

Score: 14

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

Good

75

Score: 2.6

Good: 2.6-​3.0

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#1

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 62.6%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 19

Superior: 18 or 19 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 20

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#48

Bristol-​Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJ Univ. Hosp.

New Brunswick, NJ

45.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 12

Significant: 8 to 14 out of 19

Low

5

Score: 5

Low: 1 to 9 out of 21

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#22

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

61.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.2%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 18

Superior: 18 or 19 out of 19

High

75

Score: 17

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#9

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora, CO

78.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 15.8%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 15

Very good: 15 to 17 out of 19

High

75

Score: 17

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#8

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

79.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 14.6%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 15 to 17 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 18

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.9

Superior: 3.1 and above

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#4

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

81.9 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 67.5%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Very good

75

Score: 2

Very good: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 19

Superior: 18 or 19 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 21

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#13

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Pittsburgh, PA

75.5 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 12.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 14

Significant: 8 to 14 out of 19

High

75

Score: 15

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#19

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

65.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.2%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 15

Very good: 15 to 17 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 18

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

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