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
#41

Children's Medical Center Dallas-​Parkland Memorial Hospital

Dallas, TX

50.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very good

75

Score: 2

Very good: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 18

Superior: 18 or 19 out of 19

High

75

Score: 16

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

Average

50

Score: 2.4

Average: 2.3-​2.5

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#42

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Ann Arbor, MI

49.0 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 8.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very good

75

Score: 2

Very good: 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 19

Superior: 18 or 19 out of 19

High

75

Score: 15

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

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

#44

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Indianapolis, IN

47.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

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: 18

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

Superior

100

Score: 3.7

Superior: 3.1 and above

All

100

Score: 5

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#45

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center

Saint Louis, MO

47.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 14

Significant: 8 to 14 out of 19

Average

50

Score: 12

Average: 10 to 13 out of 21

Average

50

Score: 2.4

Average: 2.3-​2.5

All

100

Score: 4

All: 4 or 5 out of 5

#46

Levine Children's Hospital

46.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.8%

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

High

75

Score: 15

High: 14 to 17 out of 21

Average

50

Score: 2.5

Average: 2.3-​2.5

Some

25

Score: 3

Some: 1, 2, or 3 out of 5

#47

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Kansas City, MO

45.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.0%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very good

75

Score: 2

Very good: 2 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

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

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

#49

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Jacksonville, FL

45.4 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Superior

100

Score: 3

Superior: 3 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 9

Significant: 8 to 14 out of 19

Low

5

Score: 8

Low: 1 to 9 out of 21

Inadequate

5

Score: 1.9

Inadequate: below 2.0

All

100

Score: 4

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

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