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
#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

#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

#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

#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

#35

North Carolina Children's Hospital at UNC

65.3 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

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: 12

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Good

75

Score: 3.0

Good: 2.6-​3.0

#39

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

63.4 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 13

Significant: 9 to 15 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 11

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.1

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

#43

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center

New Hyde Park, NY

62.9 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

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: 12

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Superior

100

Score: 3.5

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

#45

University of Rochester-​Golisano Children's Hospital

Rochester, NY

62.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 0.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 11 or 12 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 14

Significant: 9 to 15 out of 23

Average

50

Score: 12

Average: 11 to 20 out of 30

Good

75

Score: 2.8

Good: 2.6-​3.0

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