U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Neurology & Neurosurgery

These are the 50 top-ranked centers for children with serious neurological problems. Surgical survival, parent and family involvement and clinical research 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 neurologists and neurosurgeons surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommended the hospital.

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Showing 11–20 of 50

Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Surgical survival Prevention of surgical complications Management of epilepsy patients Use of infection-preventing measures Surgery volume
#11

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

80.7 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 19.0%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 13

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 21

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 26

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#12

Seattle Children's Hospital

80.4 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 18.9%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 13

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 24

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#13

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

77.4 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 9.8%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 15

Very high: 15 or 16 out of 16

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 21

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Low

5

Score: 13

Low: 0 to 15 out of 33

#14

Nationwide Children's Hospital

77.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 10.8%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 15

Very high: 15 or 16 out of 16

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Superior

100

Score: 26

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 19

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#15

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

76.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 12.7%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 16

Very high: 15 or 16 out of 16

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Very high

100

Score: 30

Very high: 30 to 33 out of 33

#16

Primary Children's Medical Center

Salt Lake City, UT

75.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 14

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 23

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 26

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#17

New York-​Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-​Komansky Children's Hospital

74.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 18.2%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 12

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 22

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 19

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#18

Children's Hospital Colorado

74.5 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 13.0%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 12

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 21

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 24

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#19

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

72.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 14

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 29

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#20

Rady Children's Hospital

71.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.0%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 16

Very high: 15 or 16 out of 16

Very high

100

Score: 8

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

Very high

100

Score: 33

Very high: 30 to 33 out of 33

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