Best Children’s Hospitals in Michigan

U.S. News & World Report have released its rankings of the best children's hospitals and three Michigan pediatric hospitals have made the cut.

When it comes to the care of our kids, we’ll take nothing but the best and U.S. News & World Report new rankings gives parents a definitive list of the best hospitals in Michigan and beyond. In Michigan, that No. 1 honor goes to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.

The 2023 edition of the Best Children’s Hospitals list places Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the number one spot nationwide. 

To rank hospitals for this list, U.S. News and World Report gathered key clinical data from 200 hospitals and for the children’s hospital category, focused on 10 pediatric specialties. Hospitals are then measured based on patient safety, infection prevention, adequacy of nursing staff and where pediatric specialists would send their sickest patients. In 2023, only 89 hospitals were ranked in the specialties nationwide.

Three Michigan hospitals have made the top-50 cut in pediatric specialty areas like cancer treatment, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology and more. Here’s a breakdown of how Michigan’s top performing children’s hospitals scored.  

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, ranked No. 1 in Michigan, No. 3 in Midwest

  • Cancer, #16
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery, #11
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology, #24
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, #20
  • Neonatology, #33
  • Nephrology, #25
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery, #23
  • Orthopedics, #30
  • Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, #35
  • Urology, #49

Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, ranked No. 2 in Michigan, No. 14 in Midwest 

  • Cancer, #47
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, #33
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery, #43
  • Urology, #50

Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, ranked No. 3 in Michigan, No. 17 in Midwest

  • Cancer #40
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery, #43

See the full breakdown of findings by U.S. News & World Report here.

This post was originally published in 2021 and is updated annually. 

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