Special Report

Best Children's Hospitals

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Children’s Hospital of Orange County
> Location: Orange, California

Known by its acronym, CHOC, this is a 300-bed pediatric acute-care hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. It scored high by most measures, but had a weaker rating for healthcare associated infections.

Source: Courtesy of Valley Children's

Valley Children’s Hospital
> Location: Madera, California

Valley Children’s Hospital is a standalone pediatric acute-care children’s teaching hospital with more than 350 beds. It is affiliated with the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Source: Courtesy of Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida
> Location: Fort Myers, Florida

Golisano Children’s Hospital is a standalone facility. It opened in 2017, so has state-of-the-art facilities — doubtless helping it to hae been top-ranked by Leapfrog for three years in a row.

Source: Courtesy of Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
> Location: Hollywood, Florida

This children’s general facility and teaching hospital was renamed the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in 1992. According to a friend, having his name on the pediatric hospital meant more to DiMaggio than being elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame.

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Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando
> Location: Orlando, Florida

Nemours has three children’s facilities in Florida. Children’s Hospital in Orlando has a cardiac center, a center for cancer and blood disorders, a center for fetal care for high-risk babies, and a vascular anomalies program. It scored high by most measures, but had a weaker score for healthcare associated infections.