About Seattle Children’s

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Ranked Among the Best Pediatric Hospitals Nationwide

Radhika with USNWR Badge

In 2020, U.S. News & World Report named Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals. U.S. News & World Report is considered the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on pediatric hospitals in the United States.

We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s very best places to care for children, out of nearly 200 pediatric hospitals evaluated in 2020. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Seattle Children’s as a top children’s hospital every year since it began ranking medical facilities more than 25 years ago.

Seattle Children’s is the top-ranked pediatric facility in the Northwest. We are nationally ranked for all 10 of the individual specialty areas that U.S. News & World Report evaluates.

Ranked in 10 of 10 Specialty Areas

U.S. News & World Report ranks the top 50 pediatric hospitals in 10 specialty areas. Seattle Children’s is nationally ranked in 10 of 10 specialties:

  • Nephrology: #2
  • Urology: #9
  • Pulmonary: #10
  • Cancer: #11
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery: #12
  • Orthopedics: #14
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery: #16
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology: #21
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery: #23
  • Neonatology: #24

About the Rankings

U.S. News & World Report is the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on pediatric hospitals in the United States. The annual survey ranks hospitals on outcomes and quality-related information, including success in managing patients, commitment to best practices, recognition as a Nurse Magnet hospital, active fellowship programs and the availability of specialty care. Rankings also factor in each specialty’s reputation, as assessed by specialists at peer institutions around the country.

Please note that although there are many other pediatric specialties, U.S. News & World Report ranks only 10 of them.

Visit the U.S. News & World Report website for more information about the rankings.

Learn more about Seattle Children’s top-ranked specialties.