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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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
#26

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center

67.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.8%

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: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 26

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

High

75

Score: 26

High: 23 to 29 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

#6

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

87.9 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 51.7%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

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: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 24

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#10

Miami Children's Hospital

81.5 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 16.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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

Superior

100

Score: 26

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

High

75

Score: 24

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

#23

Children's Hospital of Michigan

68.6 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

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: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 25 to 26 out of 26

High

75

Score: 23

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#50

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

52.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.3%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 11

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very high

100

Score: 15

Very high: 15 or 16 out of 16

Low

5

Score: 2

Low: 1 to 2 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 23

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

High

75

Score: 23

High: 23 to 29 out of 33

#9

Children's National Medical Center

82.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 26.6%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

High

75

Score: 11

High: 11 to 14 out of 16

Very high

100

Score: 7

Very high: 7 or 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 22

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 22

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#8

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

85.4 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 29.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

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: 5

High: 5 or 6 out 8

Very good

75

Score: 24

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 22

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

#42

Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center

57.9 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very high

100

Score: 12

Very high: 11 or 12 out of 12

Average

50

Score: 10

Average: 6 to 10 out of 16

Average

50

Score: 4

Average: 3 or 4 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 23

Very good: 21 to 24 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 22

Average: 16 to 22 out of 33

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