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
#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

#9

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

Chicago, IL

77.8 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 15.5%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 41 to 44 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

#1

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 72.0%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

High

75

Score: 21

High: 21 or 22 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: 4

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

#12

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

71.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 17.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

75

Score: 21

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

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

High

75

Score: 8

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

#23

Children's Hospital at Montefiore

58.5 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 14.8%

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

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 3 or 4 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

#46

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora, CO

46.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 22

High: 21 or 22 out of 24

Average

50

Score: 2

Average: 1 or 2 out of 3

Significant

50

Score: 33

Significant: 30 to 34 out of 44

Superior

100

Score: 6

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Average

50

Score: 5

Average: 5 to 7 out of 12

#18

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

62.0 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 7.8%

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: 36

Very good: 35 to 40 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

#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

#41

Children's Hospital of Michigan

Detroit, MI

50.7 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.4%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Low

5

Score: 16

Low: 1 to 18 out of 24

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Superior

100

Score: 41

Superior: 41 to 44 out of 44

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 or 6 out of 6

Low

5

Score: 3

Low: 1 to 4 out of 12

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