US News: Best children's hospitals for pediatric congenital heart disease

Heart defects occur in about 1 in every 100 newborns per year, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The publication compiled a list of the 24 best children's hospitals for newborns with severe congenital heart defects. To make the list, hospitals had to meet two criteria: earning a top-50 ranking for U.S. News' 2018-19 best hospitals for pediatric cardiology & heart surgery, and performing at least 300 high-risk pediatric heart surgeries during the past four years.

The 24 best hospitals for severe pediatric congenital heart disease treatment:

Texas Children's Hospital (Houston)

Boston Children's Hospital

Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (Ann Arbor)

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Children's Medical Center Dallas

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Phoenix Children's Hospital

MUSC Children's Heart Network of South Carolina (Charleston)

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Children's Mercy Kansas City (Mo.)

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

Seattle Children's Hospital

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Calif.)

Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora)

New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-Komansky Children's Hospital (New York City)

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis)

Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

Mayo Clinic Children's Center (Rochester, Minn.)

Cook Children's Medical Center (Fort Worth, Texas)

Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)

Primary Children's Hospital (Salt Lake City)

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville, Tenn.)

To access the full list, click here.

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