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U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, was recently named a Best Children's Hospital by U.S. News & World Report in five specialties: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology and Orthopedics.

These rankings are evidence of our commitment to clinical excellence, and a level of service unmatched in the region. And we are equally proud of our family-centered care approach, where children and their families are our partners in healthcare – from prevention to diagnosis to treatment. It's a team-based approach that has positioned us as the most comprehensive children's hospital from Washington, DC to Atlanta in just seven years. Together as One, we are transforming children's care.

US News 2014 Cancer


Our expert pediatric cancer program is one of the fastest growing programs at Levine Children's Hospital. Services such as bone marrow transplant, stem cell transplant and brain tumor treatment bring specialized care close to home, and our clinical research includes more than 60 clinical trials. Our Child Life staff is available to help the patients and families understand and cope with different diagnoses. Read more about our pediatric cancer program.

US News 2014 Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Our Congenital Heart Center is the preeminent pediatric heart center in the region. Caring for patients from before birth and into adulthood, our physicians specialize in fetal cardiology, pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiac anesthesia, pediatric cardiac critical care, adult congenital heart care and much more. Levine Children's Hospital is the only facility in the region that provides pediatric open-heart surgery, a pediatric catheterization lab and an ECMO heart-lung bypass to support babies and children with respiratory failure. We offer the only pediatric heart transplant program in western North Carolina and are the region's first Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Read more about our cardiology & heart surgery program.

US News 2014 Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

The Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Division at Levine Children's Hospital includes board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists, a transplant hepatologist, nurse practitioners, pediatric nutritionists, a social worker and skilled nurses equipped to treat common and complex gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disorders.

We are the only liver transplantation program in Charlotte and the only program in the region that offers a multidisciplinary team for the management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Read more about our gastroenterology and GI surgery program.

US News 2014 Nephrology


Our Pediatric Nephrology Program specializes in nephrology, dialysis and transplant. We offer all modalities of renal replacement therapy and plasmapheresis in supporting cardiac, critical care, oncology, blood and marrow transplant, dialysis and solid organ transplant programs for neonates, children and teenagers.

A board-certified pediatric nephrologist is available 24 hours a day to provide inpatient consultation and care.

With one of the largest pediatric dialysis units in the country, the only such unit in North and South Carolina, we have more than 6,000 patient visits a year, with close to 100 percent of our patients at goal adequacy.

Read more about our nephrology program.

US News 2014 Nephrology


The Pediatric Orthopedics Program at Levine Children’s Hospital offers a wide range of services to the Charlotte community and surrounding counties. Our fellowship-trained, board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeons pediatric work with a staff of experts to treat the whole pediatric musculoskeletal system. We are the only healthcare organization in the region to provide pediatric orthopedic doctors for children’s orthopedic emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Levine Children's Hospital.

 Read more about our orthopedics program.

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