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
#31

Children's Medical Center Dallas-​Parkland Memorial Hospital

Dallas, TX

68.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 19

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: 19

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#3

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

91.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 52.7%

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: 4

Very good: 3 to 4 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

#46

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

58.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Low

5

Score: 1

Low: 1 out of 3

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 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

Average

50

Score: 10

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#48

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

Miami, FL

57.7 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Score: 16.00

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 3 to 4 out of 5

Low

5

Score: 7

Low: 1 to 9 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#42

Inova Children's Hospital

Falls Church, VA

63.0 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 17, 18 or 19 out of 21

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 3 to 4 out of 5

Average

50

Score: 10

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

All

100

Score: 4

Most: 4 or 5 out of 6

#13

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

79.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 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

Average

50

Score: 11

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#49

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital

New York, NY

56.9 / 100

None

0.1

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 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

Low

5

Score: 8

Low: 1 to 9 out of 21

All

100

Score: 4

Most: 4 or 5 out of 6

#34

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH

66.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 18.6%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Low

5

Score: 1

Low: 1 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

Very high

100

Score: 19

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#6

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

New York, NY

86.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 27.9%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 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: 16

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#25

Rady Children's Hospital

San Diego, CA

70.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 3

High: 3 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

Very high

100

Score: 19

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

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