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
#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

#27

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

57.4 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 12

Significant: 8 to 14 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 18

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

All

100

Score: 4

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#10

Children's National Medical Center

Washington, DC

78.3 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 16.5%

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

Very high

100

Score: 19

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#43

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Hartford, CT

48.6 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 15

Very good: 15 to 17 out of 19

Average

50

Score: 10

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

Average

50

Score: 2.4

Average: 2.3-​2.5

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#24

Cook Children's Medical Center

Fort Worth, TX

58.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 18

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

#18

Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center

67.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.1%

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

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#32

Holtz Children's Hospital at UM-​Jackson Memorial Medical Center

Miami, FL

54.4 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 10

Significant: 8 to 14 out of 19

Low

5

Score: 6

Low: 1 to 9 out of 21

Below average

25

Score: 2.0

Below average: 2.0-​2.2

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#35

Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children

Falls Church, VA

52.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 11

Significant: 8 to 14 out of 19

Average

50

Score: 12

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

Average

50

Score: 2.3

Average: 2.3-​2.5

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#12

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Baltimore, MD

75.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 18.5%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 15 to 17 out of 19

Average

50

Score: 10

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

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