1.Boston Children's Hospital
Affiliated with Harvard Medical Center and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children's Hospital Boston is one of the most prestigious pediatric hospitals in the country. In addition to operating its own critical care transport team (Boston MedFlight), Children's lays claims to the largest research campaign in pediatrics, with over a thousand scientists working with $225 million in funding annually. Children's even runs a dedicated Technology and Innovation Development Office.
2. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was not only the first hospital in the United States dedicated to pediatric healthcare, but it is also the largest – with well over a million ER and outpatient visits annually. This top children's hospital has maintained a staggering record of innovation since its inception, playing an integral role in demoting pediatric lymphoblastic leukemia from a death sentence to a disease with a 90% remission rate – in less than a hundred years.
3. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
With nearly 600 active beds, the busiest pediatric ER in the country, and southwest Ohio's only level-I pediatric trauma center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is quite a big deal. And with so many patients to treat in a limited amount of time and space, the physicians and researchers have turned to automated treatment methods to reduce recovery time and increase patient turnaround. CCHMC also offers minimally invasive robotic surgery via the Da Vinci Surgical System, but they also take it a step further with the Lokomat. This robotic "exoskeleton" controls patients' legs at the hips and knees to help them recover from muscular deterioration and nervous system damage.
4. Texas Children's Hospital (Houston)
The Texas Children's Hospital may be the largest pediatric care center in the United States—it does have over 900 beds - but most people have probably heard of it because of David Vetter (aka "Bubble Boy"). Diagnosed with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) at birth, Vetter was confined to a bespoke sterilized bubble - an unprecedented treatment that extended his lifespan from just minutes to over twelve healthy years. This level of dedication and willingness to adopt bold treatments methods is alive and well at TCH today, where an adolescent patient successfully underwent one of the world's only triple-transplants (heart, lung, and liver) just a few years ago.
5. Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a nationally ranked, freestanding acute care children's hospital in the East Hollywood district of Los Angeles, on Sunset Boulevard at the corner of Vermont Avenue. The hospital has been academically affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932 and the hospital features 401 pediatric beds. The hospital provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to infants, children, teens, and young adults generally aged 0–21throughout California and the west coast.
According to U.S. News & World Report; topmastersinhealthcare.com and en.wikipedia