Ranked Among the 10 Best Pediatric Hospitals Nationwide

A baby's toes with the Best Children's Hospitals U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll 2019–20 badge

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report named Seattle Children’s to its Honor Roll of the nation’s 10 best children’s hospitals. U.S. News & World Report is considered to be 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 2019.

Seattle Children’s is the top-ranked pediatric facility in the Northwest, and #10 nationwide. We ranked in the top 20 for all 10 of the individual specialty areas that U.S. News & World Report evaluates, and are the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked. 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.

Top-Ranked in 10 of 10 Specialty Areas

U.S. News & World Report ranks pediatric hospitals in 10 specialty areas. The Honor Roll recognizes the 10 hospitals with the highest rankings across all specialties.

In each specialty that U.S. News & World Report evaluates, Seattle Children’s ranked in the top 20, and several ranked in the top 10:

  • Nephrology: #8
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology: #10
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery: #10
  • Cancer: #11
  • Pulmonary: #12
  • Neonatology: #14
  • Urology: #15
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery: #16
  • Orthopedics: #17
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery: #18

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, nurse staffing ratios, safety, and availability of specialty care. Rankings also factor in each specialty’s reputation, as assessed by specialists at other 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.