2008 "Best Children's Hospitals" Listed

U.S. News & World Report Lists Top 30 U.S. Children's Hospitals

Medically Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on May 30, 2008
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May 30, 2008 -- U.S. News & World Report has released its 2008 "Best Children's Hospitals" list.

Here is the magazine's list of the best children's hospitals for general pediatrics:

  1. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  2. Children's Hospital Boston
  3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  4. Johns Hopkins Children's Center (Baltimore)
  5. Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital (Cleveland)
  6. Texas Children's Hospital (Houston)
  7. Children's Hospital Denver
  8. Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center (Seattle)
  9. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
  10. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  11. New York-Presbyterian Medical Center (New York)
  12. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.)
  13. Children's National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)
  14. Children's Hospital Cleveland Clinic
  15. Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
  16. Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA (Los Angeles)
  17. St. Louis Children's Hospital
  18. Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
  19. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  20. UCSF Children's Hospital (San Francisco)
  21. Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (Boston)
  22. Primary Children's Medical Center (Salt Lake City)
  23. Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt (Nashville)
  24. Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock
  25. Children's Medical Center Dallas
  26. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  27. Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center (Durham, N.C.)
  28. Children's Hospital at Montefiore (Bronx, N.Y.)
  29. Schneider Children's Hospital, North Shore-LIJ Health System (New Hyde Park, N.Y.)
  30. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)

The top two hospitals on this year's list held the same spots on last year's list.

This year, the magazine also created separate lists that rank children's hospitals for these specialties: cancer, digestive disorders, heart and heart surgery, neonatal care, neurology and neurosurgery, and respiratory disorders.

The rankings are based on reputation, inpatient death rate for heart and neurology patients, and care-related measures, including nurse staffing, technology availability, and patient volume.

The lists appear on U.S. News & World Report's web site and will appear in the magazine's June 9 edition.