U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals

Top-Ranked Pediatric Hospitals for Pulmonology

These are the 50 top-ranked centers for children with serious respiratory problems. Successful management of asthma, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy were among the kinds of data, collected from a detailed U.S. News survey of children's hospitals, that produced 83.3 percent of each hospital's score. The other 16.7 percent reflects how many of 450 pediatric pulmonologists responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 recommended the hospital.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Specialty Score Reputation with specialists Success with asthma inpatients Management of cystic fibrosis patients Prevention of ICU infections Use of infection-preventing measures Patient volume
#24

Children's Hospital of Orange County

Orange, CA

73.1 / 100

None

0.1

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 or 13 out of 13

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Very good

75

Score: 35

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 38

High

75

Score: 17

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

#14

Miami Children's Hospital

Miami, FL

79.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.7%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 or 13 out of 13

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 8 or 9 out of 10

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 36, 37 or 38 out of 38

High

75

Score: 20

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

#23

Winthrop-​University Hospital Children's Medical Center

Mineola, NY

74.6 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.7%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Superior

100

Score: 12

Superior: 12 or 13 out of 13

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Superior

100

Score: 38

Superior: 36, 37 or 38 out of 38

Low

5

Score: 10

Low: 1 to 11 out of 24

#12

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

Chicago, IL

80.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 13.3%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 9, 10 or 11 out of 13

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5, 6 or 7 out of 10

Superior

100

Score: 36

Superior: 36, 37 or 38 out of 38

High

75

Score: 18

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

#20

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

75.6 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.7%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 9, 10 or 11 out of 13

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5, 6 or 7 out of 10

Very good

75

Score: 33

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 38

High

75

Score: 20

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

#16

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

77.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 9, 10 or 11 out of 13

Very good

75

Score: 8

Very good: 8 or 9 out of 10

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 36, 37 or 38 out of 38

High

75

Score: 19

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

#2

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

99.4 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 68.5%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 9, 10 or 11 out of 13

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 5, 6 or 7 out of 10

Superior

100

Score: 38

Superior: 36, 37 or 38 out of 38

Very high

100

Score: 21

Very high: 21 to 24 out of 24

#27

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center

Valhalla, NY

70.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.4%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 9, 10 or 11 out of 13

Significant

50

Score: 6

Significant: 5, 6 or 7 out of 10

Very good

75

Score: 34

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 38

High

75

Score: 19

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

#31

Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Rochester, MN

69.3 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 9, 10 or 11 out of 13

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Very good

75

Score: 30

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 38

Low

5

Score: 10

Low: 1 to 11 out of 24

#30

Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital

New York, NY

69.9 / 100

None

0.1

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Very good

75

Score: 11

Very good: 9, 10 or 11 out of 13

Significant

50

Score: 5

Significant: 5, 6 or 7 out of 10

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 36, 37 or 38 out of 38

Low

5

Score: 8

Low: 1 to 11 out of 24

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