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
#1

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 71.5%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

75

Score: 22

High: 21 or 22 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 45

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Superior

100

Score: 9

Superior: 9 or 10 out of 10

High

75

Score: 10

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 36

Very high: 35 or 36 out of 36

#2

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

97.3 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 65.0%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

75

Score: 22

High: 21 or 22 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 46

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 31

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

#3

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

92.5 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 59.5%

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

Superior

100

Score: 44

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

High

75

Score: 8

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

High

75

Score: 34

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

#4

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX

90.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 41.4%

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: 46

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

High

75

Score: 29

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

#5

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

89.7 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 64.9%

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

Superior

100

Score: 46

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Modest

25

Score: 3

Modest: 1 to 4 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 25

Average: 19 to 26 out of 36

#6

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Kansas City, MO

89.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 29.3%

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

Superior

100

Score: 46

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Modest

25

Score: 2

Modest: 1 to 4 out of 10

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 31

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

#7

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH

87.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 23.0%

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: 46

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

High

75

Score: 10

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 23

Average: 19 to 26 out of 36

#9

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

Chicago, IL

86.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 17.3%

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: 46

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

High

75

Score: 29

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

#10

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

84.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 31.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 45

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

High

75

Score: 8

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

Low

5

Score: 14

Low: 1 to 18 out of 36

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