Saying you want to be the best is one thing. Constantly driving to be better is a different story. That’s what rankings from U.S. News & World Report measure and why we love to celebrate when they’re moving in the right direction. 

We are proud to consistently be recognized as a leader in pediatric care, and are honored to be home to the best place in the country for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery, as well as pulmonology. Additionally, eight subspecialties are ranked in the top ten. 

Overall, Texas Children’s is one of only 10 children’s hospitals across the country to achieve the Honor Roll designation, and the only hospital in Texas – and the southern U.S. – awarded this distinction.

Texas Children’s continues to be a preeminent resource for health and hope to all children and their families, because for us, outcomes = children’s lives. 

About U.S. News Rankings

These rankings are the result of a methodology that weighs a combination of outcome and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing, outcomes, best practices, infection prevention, and reputation, among other factors. 

The 2018-19 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals is available online at

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