Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital Ranked as One of Nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-24

Dr. Antonio Cabrera and heart patient.

Utah is once again home to one of the best pediatric hospitals in America, according to U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of the top children’s hospitals in the nation for 2023-24.

Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital, in partnership with University of Utah Health, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in seven pediatric specialties.

Intermountain Primary Children’s was ranked by U.S. News & World Report for cancer care, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, nephology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology, and urology, according to the publication’s 2023-2024 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published today.  

Additionally, Primary Children’s neurology and neurosurgery patient outcomes are tied for No. 1 in the nation.

“These high rankings for Primary Children’s Hospital are testament to the tireless efforts and collaboration of our physicians, nurses, and the scores of caregivers devoted to providing high-quality care for children every day,” said Dustin Lipson, president of Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital.

U.S. News & World Report ranks the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties. The annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings also include neonatal care, orthopedics, and diabetes/endocrine disorders specialties. 

The rankings are designed to help patients, their families, and doctors make informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions. 

Rankings are based on data from 119 children’s hospitals and surveys from thousands of pediatric specialists, and indicate hospitals that excel in clinical outcomes, level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care, and expert opinion of pediatric specialists.

Primary Children’s has been ranked as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals for several years. Intermountain Primary Children’s is the pediatric specialty teaching hospital for the University of Utah School of Medicine. 

“We are recruiting some of the nation’s best physicians, committed to continually improving clinical care, to help Primary Children’s patients thrive,” said Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, chair of the University of Utah School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and chief medical officer at Primary Children’s Hospital. “The recognition from U.S. News & World report underscores this commitment and our outstanding teamwork to high-quality, compassionate care to children.”

Primary Children’s is the flagship pediatric hospital for Intermountain Health, a nationally recognized nonprofit health system that last year announced its more than $600 million Primary Promise to create the nation’s model health system for children. This historic campaign is a partnership between Intermountain Health and its communities, and has raised more than $500 million to date.  



Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in seven pediatric specialties.