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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
#11

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL

82.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 11.6%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

High

75

Score: 27

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#12

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus, OH

77.4 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.7%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 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: 3.2

Superior: 3.1 and above

#13

New York-​Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-​Komansky Children's Hospital

New York, NY

76.1 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 10.4%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 19

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 17

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

#14

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

75.7 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 15.0%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 18

Very good: 16 to 20 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 17

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#15

Children's National Medical Center

Washington, DC

75.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 4.2%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

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: 25

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

#16

Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX

74.5 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 7.9%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 13

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#17

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

74.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.4%

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

Average

50

Score: 11

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

Superior: 3.1 and above

#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

#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

#20

Miami Children's Hospital

Miami, FL

71.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 23

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 16

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.3

Superior: 3.1 and above

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