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
#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

#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

#14

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

74.1 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 44.6%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very good

75

Score: 2

Very good: 2 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 15 to 17 out of 19

Very high

100

Score: 19

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

#17

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX

71.1 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 36.2%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 18

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#2

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

85.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 33.9%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 14

Significant: 8 to 14 out of 19

Low

5

Score: 9

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

#6

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

New York, NY

79.7 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 29.6%

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

Average

50

Score: 2.5

Average: 2.3-​2.5

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#7

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Palo Alto, CA

79.4 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 24.8%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 18

Superior: 18 or 19 out of 19

High

75

Score: 15

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.4

Superior: 3.1 and above

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#3

St. Louis Children's Hospital-​Washington University

Saint Louis, MO

82.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 20.7%

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

High

75

Score: 16

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

#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

#11

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

77.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 17.2%

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

High

75

Score: 15

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.8

Superior: 3.1 and above

All

100

Score: 4

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

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