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St. Louis Children’s Ranks No. 1 Among Missouri Children’s Hospitals


Extraordinary breadth and depth of expertise places Children’s among the nation’s best

St. Louis, MO - June 15, 2021 - U.S. News & World Report has again ranked St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Washington University School of Medicine among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. The publication ranked St. Louis Children’s No. 1 in the state of Missouri and among the top 7% nationally.

This is the 13th consecutive year St. Louis Children’s has been ranked in the top 10% of all children’s hospitals nationwide as well as each of the 10 pediatric specialties evaluated by the report. It is the only children’s hospital in a 250-mile radius to do so.

In fact, of the 193 children’s hospitals evaluated, St. Louis Children’s is one of only eight to rank in the top 25 in all 10 specialties, exemplifying its depth and breadth of expertise.

The 10 pediatric specialties and St. Louis Children’s rankings in each are follows: Neurology & Neurosurgery (No. 7); Orthopedics (No. 7); Pulmonology (No. 9); Gastroenterology (No. 10); Urology (No. 12); Cardiology & Heart Surgery (No. 17); Nephrology (No. 20); Neonatology (No. 21); Diabetes & Endocrinology (No. 23); and Cancer (No. 25).

“We are honored to again be recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation,” says Trish Lollo, St. Louis Children’s president. “I am humbled and amazed by our team each day and grateful for their skills, heart and commitment to our mission. This recognition is reflective of the strength they bring to St. Louis Children’s for the benefit of the patients and families we serve.”

The full rankings and methodology are available at The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2021 guidebook.


For more than 140 years, St. Louis Children's Hospital has provided exceptional care for children in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. With its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children’s is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. A member of BJC HealthCare, St. Louis Children’s follows one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care. In 2018, St. Louis Children's expanded with a state-of-the-art, 12-story medical tower. St. Louis Children’s relies on generous donations to deliver specialized care for families in need, extend health care services to the community, and pursue research that promises to transform pediatric medicine. To find out more, visit StLouisChildrens.orgFacebook Twitter and Instagram.

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