Boston Children’s is still the No. 1 pediatric hospital in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report

The hospital held its place at the top for the sixth consecutive year.

–Boston Children's Hospital

Once again, Boston Children’s Hospital is being recognized as the top pediatric hospital in the country.

The Boston institution, for the sixth consecutive year, took the No. 1 spot in the 2019-2020 rankings put together by U.S. News & World Report. Patient outcomes, clinical resources, and compliance with best practices at the hospitals were examined by the publication for the 13th iteration of the annual rankings.

Boston Children’s landed at the top of the publication’s Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to 10 hospitals that “deliver exceptionally high quality care across multiple specialties,” U.S. News said in a statement.


The Boston pediatric hospital also ranked No. 1 in five of the 10 specialties evaluated by the publication: cancer, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology. In the remaining specialities it continued to get high marks, getting ranked at No. 5 for cardiology & heart surgery, No. 2 for diabetes & endocrinology, No. 4 for gastroenterology & GI surgery, No. 2 for neonatology, and No. 3 for pulmonology.

Below, how Boston Children’s stacked up against the other nine institutions on the Honor Roll.

1. Boston Children’s Hospital
2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (tie)
3. Texas Children’s Hospital (tie)
5. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
6. Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)
7. Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
8. UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
9. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
10. Seattle Children’s Hospital