Top 20 children’s hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery

U.S. News & World Report has published its annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, providing a detailed breakdown of the top providers in several different categories. For its 2023-2024 list, U.S. News and RTI International collaborated to evaluate data from 119 hospitals and surveyed thousands of physicians and other pediatric specialists.

“Parents of sick children face many difficult challenges, including how to identify the best children’s hospital to treat their illness or condition,” Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News, said in a statement. “The rankings, which are increasingly determined by objective measures of hospital quality, can help them make informed decisions.”

As always, one of the categories included in the rankings is Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery. Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston ranked No. 1 yet again, just as it did in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

In addition, the hospital finished No. 1 in the U.S. News pulmonology and nephrology rankings and received a higher overall ranking than any other facility in Texas for the 15th consecutive year.  

“Today, more than ever, I am grateful for the dedication and expertise of all our faculty and employees, whose continued pursuit of excellence has made these outstanding rankings possible,” Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital, said in a statement.

According to U.S. News, the top 20 children’s hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery are:

1. Texas Children’s Hospital | Houston, Texas

2. Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center | Durham, North Carolina

3. Rady Children’s Hospital | San Diego, California

4. MUSC Children’s Heart Network of South Carolina | Charleston, South Carolina

5. Nationwide Children’s Hospital | Columbus, Ohio

6. Boston Children’s Hospital | Boston, Massachusetts

7. Cincinnati Children’s and Kentucky Children’s Hospital Joint Heart Program | Cincinnati, Ohio

8. Levine Children’s Hospital | Charlotte, North Carolina (tie)

8. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (tie)

10. Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital | Cleveland, Ohio

11. University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital | Ann Arbor, Michigan

12. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta | Atlanta, Georgia

13. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles | Los Angeles, California

14. Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone | New York, New York

15. Children’s Hospital of Alabama at UAB | Birmingham, Alabama

16. Children’s Hospital Colorado | Aurora, Colorado

17. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

18. Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health | Indianapolis, Indiana

19. Seattle Children’s Hospital | Seattle, Washington

20. New York-Presbyterian Children’s Hospital-Columbia and Cornell | New York, New York

The full U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital rankings are available here. The list focused on cardiology and heart surgery is available here.

Michael Walter
Michael Walter, Managing Editor

Michael has more than 16 years of experience as a professional writer and editor. He has written at length about cardiology, radiology, artificial intelligence and other key healthcare topics.

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