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
#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

#2

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

94.1 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 69.8%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

High

75

Score: 26

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#1

Children's Medical Center Dallas-​Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Dallas, TX

100.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 67.0%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

High

75

Score: 23

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

#7

Rady Children's Hospital

San Diego, CA

88.0 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 62.5%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9 or 10 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

High

75

Score: 23

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

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

#4

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

93.0 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 39.1%

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

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#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

#10

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

83.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 28.6%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Very high

100

Score: 28

Very high: 28 to 30 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#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

#9

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora, CO

84.9 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 18.5%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 19

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 23

High

75

Score: 27

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

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