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 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
#43

Miami Children's Hospital

Miami, FL

49.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Score: NA

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 44

Superior: 41 to 44 out of 44

Superior

100

Score: 6

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

High

75

Score: 8

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

#47

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center

New Hyde Park, NY

45.6 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Score: NA

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 44

Superior: 41 to 44 out of 44

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

#37

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron, OH

52.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.4%

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

Superior

100

Score: 43

Superior: 41 to 44 out of 44

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

High

75

Score: 10

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

#48

American Family Children's Hospital

Madison, WI

44.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.9%

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: 36

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

#50

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Richmond, VA

44.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 24

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Very good

75

Score: 39

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

#38

Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center

51.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 24

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 42

Superior: 41 to 44 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

#44

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

48.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.1%

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: 36

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

#40

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital

Memphis, TN

51.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.7%

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: 40

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

#5

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Palo Alto, CA

85.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 38.1%

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: 39

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

#8

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

78.7 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 25.8%

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: 39

Very good: 35 to 40 out of 44

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

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