St. Louis Children’s is ONLY St. Louis hospital to rank in all 10 U.S. News categories

best-childrens-hospitals-10.pngWashington DC - June 27, 2017 - U.S. News & World Report has again ranked St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine among the best in the nation. The publication evaluated hospitals in 10 specialty areas to compile the list of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Of the 187 hospitals surveyed, St. Louis Children’s Hospital was one of ONLY 24 (approximately 10 percent) to rank in all 10 specialties.

To create the 2017/2018 list, 187 pediatric centers provided U.S. News with hard data such as availability of key resources and ability to prevent complications and infections.

The full rankings and methodology are available at The rankings will also be published in the U.S.News Best Hospitals 201guidebook, available in August. 


St. Louis Childrens Hospital has provided specialized care for children for more than 130 years. US News & World Report ranks St. Louis Childrens among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation. In 2015 the hospital again received the Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nations highest honor for nursing excellence. St. Louis Childrens Hospital is affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, one of the leading medical research, teaching and patient care institutions in the nation. The hospital is a member of BJC HealthCare. For more information, visit, or find us on Facebook and @STLChildrens on Twitter.