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
#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

#22

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Indianapolis, IN

71.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.6%

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: 43

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Modest

25

Score: 4

Modest: 1 to 4 out of 10

High

75

Score: 10

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

High

75

Score: 28

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

#23

University of California Davis Children's Hospital

Sacramento, CA

70.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.3%

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: 44

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 21

Average: 19 to 26 out of 36

#24

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Ann Arbor, MI

70.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 21

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

Significant

50

Score: 6

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 7

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 22

Average: 19 to 26 out of 36

#25

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Rochester, MN

70.0 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 23

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 34

Significant: 31 to 36 out of 46

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 9 or 10 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

#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

#27

Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

69.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.9%

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: 45

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Superior

100

Score: 9

Superior: 9 or 10 out of 10

High

75

Score: 8

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 35

Very high: 35 or 36 out of 36

#28

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Richmond, VA

69.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.8%

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: 37 to 42 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 22

Average: 19 to 26 out of 36

#29

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital

New York, NY

68.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.6%

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: 45

Superior: 43 to 46 out of 46

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 23

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

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