U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

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 kinds of data, collected from a detailed U.S. News survey of children's hospitals, that produced 83.3 percent of each hospital's score. The other 16.7 percent reflects how many of 450 pediatric nephrologists responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 recommended the hospital for serious cases.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Specialty Score Reputation with specialists Kidney transplant survival Preventing biopsy complications Use of infection-preventing measures Prevention of ICU infections Prevention of dialysis-related infections Patient volume
#11

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

82.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 23.6%

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

Very good

75

Score: 41

Very good: 37 to 42 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

High

75

Score: 33

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

#26

Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

Birmingham, AL

69.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 24

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 42

Very good: 37 to 42 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

High

75

Score: 31

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

#13

Children's Medical Center Dallas

Dallas, TX

77.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 16.2%

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

Very good

75

Score: 38

Very good: 37 to 42 out of 46

Modest

25

Score: 4

Modest: 1 to 4 out of 10

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 20

Average: 19 to 26 out of 36

#30

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

68.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Low

5

Score: 18

Low: 1 to 18 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 43

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Superior

100

Score: 9

Superior: 9 or 10 out of 10

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

High

75

Score: 30

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

#7

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Palo Alto, CA

87.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 43.6%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 24

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 40

Very good: 37 to 42 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

High

75

Score: 30

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

#38

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, DE

65.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Average

50

Score: 20

Average: 19 or 20 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 43

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 21

Average: 19 to 26 out of 36

#21

Rady Children's Hospital

San Diego, CA

72.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.7%

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

Superior

100

Score: 44

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 9 or 10 out of 10

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

High

75

Score: 30

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

#32

St. Louis Children's Hospital-​Washington University

Saint Louis, MO

68.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 23

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 42

Very good: 37 to 42 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 19

Average: 19 to 26 out of 36

#18

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

San Francisco, CA

74.7 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 8.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 22

High: 21 or 22 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 44

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 6

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 20

Average: 19 to 26 out of 36

#36

University of Minnesota Children's Hospital

Minneapolis, MN

66.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.8%

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: 39

Very good: 37 to 42 out of 46

Modest

25

Score: 4

Modest: 1 to 4 out of 10

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 23

Average: 19 to 26 out of 36

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