The Best Children’s Hospital Diabetes Programs

U.S. News and World Report released its 2014-2015 rankings for the best children’s hospitals in the U.S., including the Top 10 hospitals for children with diabetes. Boston Children’s Hospital ranked #1, scoring a perfect 100 out of 100 with evaluators. The ranking evaluated 110 U.S. children’s hospitals. To evaluate the quality of each hospital’s children’s endocrinology program, evaluators examined its reputation with specialists, the quality of its diabetes management, its nurse-to-patient ratio, its volume of diabetes-centered patients, and its efforts to prevent infection.

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1. Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA)

Score – 100 out of 100

2. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

Score – 98.0 out of 100

3. Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (New Haven, CT)

Score – 88.5 out of 100

4.Children’s Hospital Colorado (Aurora, CO)

Score – 87.9 out of 100

5. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (Pittsburgh, PA)

Score – 86.9 out of 100

6. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati, OH)

Score – 83.8 out of 100

7. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Score – 82.5 out of 100

8. Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston, TX)

Score – 80.6 out of 100

9. Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH)

Score – 80.4 out of 100

10. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital (San Francisco, CA)

Score – 80.3 out of 100

(To see the full rankings of U.S. children’s hospitals for all specialties, go to

(Editor’s Note – Due to editorial miscommunication between U.S. News and World Report and Insulin Nation, a previous version of this story had inaccurate data. This article has been corrected.)

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Craig Idlebrook is a past editor for Insulin Nation, Type 2 Nation, and Información Sobre Diabetes. He is now the community engagement and content manager for T1D Exchange.

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