About Seattle Children’s

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Ranked Among the Best Pediatric Hospitals Nationwide

U.S. News and World Report Best Children's Hospitals, Ranked in 10 Specialties Badge, 2021-2022, with photo of patient, mother, and provider

In 2021, U.S. News & World Report again named Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals. U.S. News & World Report is considered the most comprehensive source of objective 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 2021. 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 hospital in Washington and in the Pacific Northwest and among the top 3 pediatric hospitals in the Pacific Region, which includes Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. 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. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in every area, and for 2021, 3 specialties are in the top 10:

  • Nephrology: #2
  • Urology: #9
  • Pulmonary: #10
  • Cancer: #11
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery: #12
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery: #14
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery: #15
  • Orthopedics: #18
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology: #19
  • Neonatology: #27

About the Rankings

U.S. News & World Report is the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on pediatric hospitals in the United States. To calculate the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, The Best Children’s Hospitals methodology factors objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. Rankings also factor in each specialty’s reputation, as assessed by thousands of pediatric 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.