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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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Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Kidney transplant survival Preventing biopsy complications Use of infection-preventing measures Prevention of ICU infections Prevention of dialysis-related infections
#35

Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

Birmingham, AL

52.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 22

High: 21 or 22 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 36

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

#14

Children's Medical Center Dallas

Dallas, TX

70.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 12.0%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 23

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 40

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

#42

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Rochester, MN

50.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.3%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 23

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 33

Significant: 30 to 34 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

High

75

Score: 8

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

#34

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

New York, NY

53.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.3%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 23

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 35

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

#16

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Indianapolis, IN

62.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 22

High: 21 or 22 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 40

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

High

75

Score: 10

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

#4

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

93.1 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 68.9%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Very high

100

Score: 23

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 40

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

#15

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

San Francisco, CA

63.5 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 23

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 41

Superior: 41 to 44 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

#38

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

51.7 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 22

High: 21 or 22 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 38

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Modest

25

Score: 2

Modest: 1 or 2 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

#6

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Kansas City, MO

84.7 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 27.7%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 23

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 43

Superior: 41 to 44 out of 44

Modest

25

Score: 2

Modest: 1 or 2 out of 6

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

#25

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Iowa City, IA

57.7 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.6%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Average

50

Score: 20

Average: 19 or 20 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 41

Superior: 41 to 44 out of 44

Modest

25

Score: 2

Modest: 1 or 2 out of 6

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

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