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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

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