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 are ranked below. Management of asthma, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy 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 pulmonologists surveyed in 2011, 2012 and 2013 recommended the hospital.

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Rank Hospital U.S. News Score Reputation with specialists Success with asthma inpatients Management of cystic fibrosis patients Prevention of ICU infections Use of infection-preventing measures Pulmonology patient volume
#29

Akron Children's Hospital

Akron, OH

56.7 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.0%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 5 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 35

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 40

High

75

Score: 15

High: 15, 16, or 17 out of 21

#25

American Family Children's Hospital

Madison, WI

58.0 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.2%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Very good

75

Score: 7

Very good: 7 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 9 to 10 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 4 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 31

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 40

Low

5

Score: 10

Low: 1 to 11 out of 21

#17

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

Chicago, IL

65.5 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 8.8%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Very good

75

Score: 7

Very good: 7 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 to 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 5 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 39

Superior: 36 to 40 out of 40

High

75

Score: 15

High: 15, 16, or 17 out of 21

#4

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

89.7 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 58.7%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Very good

75

Score: 7

Very good: 7 out of 8

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 12

Significant

50

Score: 4

Significant: 4 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 34

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 40

Very high

100

Score: 19

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

#20

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA

64.2 / 100

Significant

50

Score: 3.1%

Significant: 3.0%-​14.9%

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 to 12 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 5 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 36

Superior: 36 to 40 out of 40

Very high

100

Score: 19

Very high: 18 to 21 out of 21

#5

Children's Hospital Colorado

Aurora, CO

89.1 / 100

Very strong

100

Score: 56.1%

Very strong: 50.0% and above

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Significant

50

Score: 8

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 12

Superior

100

Score: 6

Superior: 6 out of 6

Very good

75

Score: 32

Very good: 26 to 35 out of 40

High

75

Score: 15

High: 15, 16, or 17 out of 21

#14

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

72.6 / 100

Strong

75

Score: 15.3%

Strong: 15.0%-​49.9%

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 9 to 10 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 5 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 38

Superior: 36 to 40 out of 40

High

75

Score: 15

High: 15, 16, or 17 out of 21

#27

Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

Birmingham, AL

57.5 / 100

Modest

25

Score: 2.8%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Superior

100

Score: 11

Superior: 11 to 12 out of 12

Modest

25

Score: 3

Modest: 1 to 3 out of 6

Significant

50

Score: 23

Significant: 16 to 25 out of 40

High

75

Score: 16

High: 15, 16, or 17 out of 21

#38

Children's Hospital of Michigan

Detroit, MI

53.9 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 9

Very good: 9 to 10 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 5 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 39

Superior: 36 to 40 out of 40

High

75

Score: 15

High: 15, 16, or 17 out of 21

#33

Children's Hospital of Orange County

Orange, CA

55.6 / 100

None

0.1

Score: 0.0%

Significant

50

Score: 6

Significant: 5 or 6 out of 8

Very good

75

Score: 10

Very good: 9 to 10 out of 12

Very good

75

Score: 5

Very good: 5 out of 6

Superior

100

Score: 37

Superior: 36 to 40 out of 40

High

75

Score: 17

High: 15, 16, or 17 out of 21

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