10 best children's hospitals, ranked by US News

Boston Children's Hospital earned the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals rankings for the sixth consecutive year.

To compile the 2019-20 list, U.S. News examined 191 children's hospitals nationwide, ranking the top 50 centers in 10 specialties. The ranking is based on hospitals' clinical outcomes; the level and quality of hospital resources tied to patient care; healthcare delivery; and expert opinion from pediatric specialists.

Here are the 10 hospitals on U.S. News' 2019-20 Honor Roll, which had the highest rankings across all specialties. Note: This list includes a tie.

1. Boston Children's Hospital
2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3. Texas Children's Hospital (Houston)
5. Children's Hospital Los Angeles
6. Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)
7. Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
8. UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
9. Johns Hopkins Children's Center (Baltimore)
10. Seattle Children's Hospital

U.S. News also ranked the top five hospitals in selected specialties:

Pediatric cardiology and heart surgery

  1. Texas Children's Hospital
  2. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  3. UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  4. Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  5. Boston Children's Hospital

Pediatric cancer

  1. Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  2. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.)
  3. Texas Children's Hospital
  4. Nationwide Children's Hospital
  5. Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Pediatric neonatology

  1. Children's National Medical Center
  2. Boston Children's Hospital
  3. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  4. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  5. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, San Francisco and Oakland

To view U.S. News' full rankings methodology, click here.

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