U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Orthopedics

These are the 50 top-ranked orthopedic centers for children. Clinical research, ability to prevent surgical 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 orthopedists surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommended the hospital.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Preventing surgical complications Use of infection-preventing measures Orthopedics patient volume Nurse-patient ratio
#31

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

66.6 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 15

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#24

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Baltimore, MD

69.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 12.7%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

High

75

Score: 21

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.4

Superior: 3.1 and above

#32

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

66.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.1%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Inadequate

5

Score: 1.9

Inadequate: below 2.0

#25

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Rochester, MN

68.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.6

Superior: 3.1 and above

#5

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, DE

91.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 32.5%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

High

75

Score: 23

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

#25

Primary Children's Medical Center

Salt Lake City, UT

68.9 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 9.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 20

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 4.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#19

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Indianapolis, IN

73.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.0%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

High

75

Score: 21

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.4

Superior: 3.1 and above

#40

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle, WA

63.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 14.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 17

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#6

St. Louis Children's-​Washington University-​Shriner's Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

88.8 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 24.0%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 20

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.6

Superior: 3.1 and above

#27

University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Iowa City, IA

68.8 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.2%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 21

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 14

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

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