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
#1

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 70.8%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

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: 3

Very good: 3 to 4 out of 5

Very high

100

Score: 21

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#2

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX

91.1 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 36.9%

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: 3

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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#8

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Pittsburgh, PA

85.3 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 16.5%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Average

50

Score: 2

Average:2 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

Very high

100

Score: 18

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#9

Children's National Medical Center

Washington, DC

85.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 24.2%

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: 20

Superior: 20 or 21 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

High

75

Score: 16

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

#10

Miami Children's Hospital

Miami, FL

84.5 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 7.1%

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

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

All

100

Score: 6

All: 6 out of 6

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