Best children's hospitals: 2014-15 honor roll

The best of the best that help parents find the right care for the sickest children.
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Which hospitals are best for pediatric care? U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings identify 89 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 medical specialties.

Click through the slides to view them in reverse-rank, reverse-alphabetical order.

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No. 10: Johns Hopkins Children's Center

Location:Baltimore

2013-14 Honor Roll rank: 8 (tie with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago)

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 3

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties: Neurology & Neurosurgery (#3), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#7), Pulmonology (#9).

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2 of 12 Courtesy of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

No. 9. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Location: Pittsburgh

2013-14 Honor Roll rank: 10

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 5

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties: Diabetes & Endocrinology (#5), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#6), Pulmonology (#6).

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3 of 12 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

No. 8. Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Location:Chicago

2013-14 Honor Roll rank: 8 (tie with Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore)

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 4

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#2), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#4), Urology (#5).

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4 of 12 Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

No. 7: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Location:Columbus, Ohio

2013-14 Honor Roll rank: None

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 6

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties: Nephrology (#7), Pulmonology (#7), Cancer (#8), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#8), Urology (#8).

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No. 6: Children's Hospital Colorado

Location: Aurora, Colorado

2013-14 Honor Roll rank: 7

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 5

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

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No. 5: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles

2013-14 Honor Roll rank: 5

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 6

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties: Orthopedics (#2), Cancer (#5), Neonatology (#6).

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No. 4: Texas Children's Hospital, Houston

Location: Houston

2013-14 Honor Roll rank: 4

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 9

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#2), Neonatology (#2), Cancer (#4), Nephrology (#4), Pulmonology (#4).

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No. 3: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Location: Cincinnati

2013-14 Honor Roll rank: 3

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 9

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties: Nephrology (#2), Pulmonology (#2), Cancer (#3), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#3), Neonatology (#3).

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9 of 12 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

No. 1 (tie): Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia

2013-14 Honor Roll rank: 1

Number of Honor Roll specialties: 10

Highest-ranking Honor Roll specialties: Neonatology (#1), Pulmonology (#1), Cancer (#2), Diabetes & Endocrinology (#2), Neurology & Neurosurgery (#2).

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10 of 12 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia