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
#18

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Saint Paul, MN

74.0 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.0%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 20

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 23

High

75

Score: 26

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 4.9

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

#41

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

Sacramento, CA

63.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 16

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 4.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#23

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Kansas City, MO

70.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

High

75

Score: 21

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.9

Superior: 3.1 and above

#36

American Family Children's Hospital

Madison, WI

65.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.8

Superior: 3.1 and above

#8

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

87.9 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 77.6%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Very high

100

Score: 30

Very high: 28 to 30 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.7

Superior: 3.1 and above

#3

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

93.2 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 39.5%

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

Average

50

Score: 18

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.7

Superior: 3.1 and above

#33

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

Ann Arbor, MI

65.6 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.4%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 18

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.7

Superior: 3.1 and above

#49

Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University

Portland, OR

60.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.9%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

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

#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

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