U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Orthopedics

These are the 50 top-ranked orthopedic centers for children. Success with complex fractures, surgical complications and 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 orthopedists 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 Speed and success with complex fractures Preventing surgical complications Use of infection-preventing measures Patient volume
#21

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

79.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 17.2%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 26

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 20

Average: 11 to 20 out of 33

#22

UC Davis Children's Hospital-​Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern Calif.

Sacramento, CA

78.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

High

75

Score: 22

High: 21 to 29 out of 33

#23

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Saint Paul, MN

77.6 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 7.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

High

75

Score: 26

High: 21 to 29 out of 33

#24

Children's National Medical Center

Washington, DC

77.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

High

75

Score: 29

High: 21 to 29 out of 33

#25

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

Ann Arbor, MI

76.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

High

75

Score: 22

High: 21 to 29 out of 33

#26

Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center

76.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.0%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 15

Average: 11 to 20 out of 33

#27

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

76.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.6%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

High

75

Score: 5

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 11 to 20 out of 33

#28

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

San Francisco, CA

75.5 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 25

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 12

Average: 11 to 20 out of 33

#29

Children's Hospital and Medical Center

Omaha, NE

75.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 11 to 20 out of 33

#30

Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

74.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

High

75

Score: 6

High: 5 or 6 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 26

Superior: 23 to 26 out of 26

Average

50

Score: 14

Average: 11 to 20 out of 33

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