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Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Nephrology

These are the 50 top-ranked centers for children with serious kidney disorders. Survival following kidney transplant, biopsy complications and overall infection prevention 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 nephrologists surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommended the hospital.

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National Rank Hospital U.S. News Score
#1

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

100.0 / 100
#2

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

98.8 / 100
#3

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

94.6 / 100
#4

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

93.1 / 100

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#5

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Palo Alto, CA

85.2 / 100
#6

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Kansas City, MO

84.7 / 100
#7

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX

81.8 / 100
#8

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

78.7 / 100
#9

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL

77.8 / 100
#10

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH

77.7 / 100

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Gold — Nationally Ranked: hospitals that excel in difficult cases in one or more specialties.

Silver — High-Performing: hospitals in the tier just below nationally ranked Best Hospitals.

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