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
#17

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Indianapolis, IN

77.3 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 13.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 13

Modest

25

Score: 4

Modest: 1 to 4 out of 10

Superior

100

Score: 36

Superior: 36, 37 or 38 out of 38

High

75

Score: 19

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

#45

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

San Francisco, CA

64.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.5%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 4 out of 5

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 13

Significant

50

Score: 6

Significant: 5, 6 or 7 out of 10

Superior

100

Score: 36

Superior: 36, 37 or 38 out of 38

Low

5

Score: 9

Low: 1 to 11 out of 24

#35

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

Gainesville, FL

66.8 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 13

Significant

50

Score: 6

Significant: 5, 6 or 7 out of 10

Superior

100

Score: 36

Superior: 36, 37 or 38 out of 38

Low

5

Score: 9

Low: 1 to 11 out of 24

#32

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Ann Arbor, MI

68.4 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 5.2%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 3 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

Superior

100

Score: 36

Superior: 36, 37 or 38 out of 38

High

75

Score: 17

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

#3

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

96.8 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 66.7%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 4 out of 5

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 13

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 8 or 9 out of 10

Very good

75

Score: 35

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 38

High

75

Score: 20

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

#24

Children's Hospital of Orange County

Orange, CA

73.1 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

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

#6

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Pittsburgh, PA

92.7 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 39.6%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Very good

75

Score: 10

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: 35

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 38

Very high

100

Score: 21

Very high: 21 to 24 out of 24

#18

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

Cleveland, OH

77.1 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.9%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 5

Superior: 5 out of 5

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9, 10 or 11 out of 13

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 8 or 9 out of 10

Very good

75

Score: 35

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 14

Average: 12 to 15 out of 24

#25

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Nashville, TN

72.4 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very good

75

Score: 4

Very good: 4 out of 5

Very good

75

Score: 10

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: 35

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 38

Average

50

Score: 15

Average: 12 to 15 out of 24

#40

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, DE

65.6 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 1.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Significant

50

Score: 3

Significant: 3 out of 5

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 13

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5, 6 or 7 out of 10

Very good

75

Score: 35

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 38

High

75

Score: 20

High: 16 to 20 out of 24

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