Best children's hospitals: 2013-14 honor roll

A look at America's best
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Which hospitals are best for pediatric care?

U.S. News’s latest Best Children’s Hospitals rankings identify 87 hospitals with demonstrated expertise in kids’ medicine. Ten of those hospitals earned a spot on the Honor Roll with high marks in at least three clinical specialties. At these hospitals, doctors can operate expertly on the tiny heart of a newborn, defeat a life-threatening childhood leukemia, and more. Here are the 10 Honor Roll children’s hospitals.

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No. 10: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Location: Pittsburgh

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

2012-13 Ranking:  10

Number of Honor Roll specialties:  3

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties:  Diabetes & Endocrinology (#3), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#6), Pulmonology (#6).

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No. 8 (tie): Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Location: Baltimore

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

2012-13 Ranking:  8

Number of Honor Roll specialties:  4

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties:  Neurology & Neurosurgery (#6), Urology (#7), Diabetes & Endocrinology (#7).

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No. 8 (tie): Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Location: Chicago

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

2012-13 Ranking:  8

Number of Honor Roll specialties:  4

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties:  Neurology & Neurosurgery (#5), Urology (#6), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#7).

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No. 7: Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora

Location: Aurora, Colo.

Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora

2012-13 Ranking:  7

Number of Honor Roll specialties:  5

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties:  Gastroenterolgy & GI Surgery (#5), Pulmonology (#5), Diabetes & Endocrinology (#8).

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No. 6: St. Louis Children's Hospital-Washington University

Location: St. Louis

St. Louis Children's Hospital-Washington University

2012-13 Ranking:  6

Number of Honor Roll specialties:  4

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties:  Neurology & Neurosurgery (#2), Neonatology (#3), Orthopedics (#6).

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No. 5: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

2012-13 Ranking:  5

Number of Honor Roll specialties:  6

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties:  Cancer (#4), Orthopedics (#4), Diabetes & Endocrinology (#5).

See all of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’s rankings.

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No. 4: Texas Children's Hospital, Houston

Location: Houston

Texas Children's Hospital, Houston

2012-13 Ranking:  4

Number of Honor Roll specialties:  6

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties:  Cancer (#3), Pulmonology (#3), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#4).

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No. 3: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Location: Cincinnati

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2012-13 Ranking: 

Number of Honor Roll specialties:  9

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties:  Cancer (#1), Nephrology (#2), Pulmonology (#2).

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No. 2: Boston Children's Hospital

Location: Boston

Boston Children's Hospital

2012-13 Ranking:  2

Number of Honor Roll specialties:  10

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties:  Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#1), Diabetes & Endocrinology (#1), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#1).

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