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
#21

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Jacksonville, FL

70.7 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 6.5%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 13

Significant: 9 to 15 out of 23

Low

5

Score: 3

Low: 1 to 10 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

Superior: 3.1 and above

#22

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron, OH

70.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

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: 24

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.2

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

#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

#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

#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

#27

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

68.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

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: 23

High: 21 to 27 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

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

#29

Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center

68.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.7%

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: 11

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Average

50

Score: 2.5

Average: 2.3-​2.5

#30

Kosair Children's Hospital

Louisville, KY

68.2 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 22

Superior: 21 to 23 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 16

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Average

50

Score: 2.5

Average: 2.3-​2.5

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