Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

U.S. News released its Best Children's Hospitals 2013-14 rankings Tuesday, highlighting 87 hospitals across the country that ranked in at least one of 10 specialties.

To rank the hospitals, U.S. News surveyed 179 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data on cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology, and asked 150 pediatric specialists in each area where they would send the sickest children.

Utah's Primary Children's Medical Center, located in Salt Lake City, ranked nationally in five pediatric specialties. Hospital CEO Katie Welkie told the Deseret News that while the report highlights areas in which the hospital is doing well, it also "helps identify places we can improve."

Here's a look at the 29 hospitals west of the Mississippi that made this year's list.

Read more: Primary Children's gets national nod in U.S. News' best hospital rankings

SSM Cardinal Glendon Children's Medical Center, St. Louis
http://www.cardinalglennon.com/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 6,635
Outpatient visits: 208,322
Inpatient surgeries: 1,972
Emergency room visits: 44,031
Number of beds: 176
Operated by: Religiously operated

National rankings
#46 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#45 in Pediatrics: Neonatology

St. Louis Children's Hospital-Washington University, St. Louis
http://www.stlouischildrens.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 11,843
Outpatient visits: 160,379
Inpatient surgeries: 4,379
Emergency room visits: 51,242
Number of beds: 250
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#15 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#14 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#22 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#18 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#3 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#21 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#2 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#6 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#8 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#22 in Pediatrics: Urology

University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City
http://www.uichildrens.org/

Hospital type: Children's hospital
Admissions: 150 per day
Outpatient visits: 208,959
Inpatient surgeries: 4,931
Emergency room visits:
Number of beds: 194
Operated by: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

National rankings
#30 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#34 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#43 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#25 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#30 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#27 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#47 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology

Gillette's Children's Specialty Healthcare, St. Paul, Minn.
http://www.gillettechildrens.org/

Hospital type: Children's other specialty
Admissions: 2,238
Outpatient visits: 125,448
Inpatient surgeries: 1,745
Emergency room visits: 0
Number of beds: 60
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#50 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#18 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics

Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Rochester, Minn.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/childrenshospital/

Admissions: 110 per day

National rankings
#20 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#24 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#37 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#43 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#23 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#42 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#25 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#25 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#49 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#38 in Pediatrics: Urology

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Minneapolis
http://www.childrensmn.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 7,179
Outpatient visits: 141,802
Inpatient surgeries: 2,639
Emergency room visits: 40,860
Number of beds: 207
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#46 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#27 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#41 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology

University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hopsital, Minneapolis
http://www.uofmchildrenshospital.org/

Admissions: 150 per day

National rankings
#42 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#32 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#31 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#19 in Pediatrics: Nephrology

Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas
http://www.archildrens.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 13,953
Outpatient visits: 317,771
Inpatient surgeries: 5,898
Emergency room visits: 52,128
Number of beds: 316
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#42 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#50 in Pediatrics: Neonatology

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri
http://www.childrensmercy.org

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 11,971
Outpatient visits: 316,681
Inpatient surgeries: 3,879
Emergency room visits: 59,821
Number of beds: 263
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#50 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#48 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#47 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#6 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#41 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#23 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#25 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#50 in Pediatrics: Urology

Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
http://www.childrensomaha.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 4,347
Outpatient visits: 111,811
Inpatient surgeries: 2,562
Emergency room visits: 25,831
Number of beds: 118
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#45 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#45 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Children's Cancer Hospital- University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
http://www.mdanderson.org/

Admissions: 25 per day

National rankings
#22 in Pediatrics: Cancer

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston
http://childrens.memorialhermann.org/

Admissions: 150 per day

National rankings
#50 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#32 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#47 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery

Texas Children's Hospital, Houston
http://www.texaschildrens.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 21,744
Outpatient visits: 1.44 million
Inpatient surgeries: 8,655
Emergency room visits: 82,049
Number of beds: 469
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#7 Pediatrics: Cancer
#3 Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#11 Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#4 Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#17 Pediatrics: Neonatology
#7 Pediatrics: Nephrology
#7 Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#16 Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#3 Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#11 Pediatrics: Urology

Children's Medical Center, Dallas
http://www.childrens.com/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 19,346
Outpatient visits: 452,001
Inpatient surgeries: 6,187
Emergency room visits: 135,614
Number of beds: 408
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#28 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#19 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#27 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#16 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#41 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#14 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#21 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#1 Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#32 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#16 in Pediatrics: Urology

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin
http://www.dellchildrens.net/

Admissions: 100 per day

National rankings
#41 in Pediatrics: Urology

Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth
http://www.cookchildrens.org

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 11,811
Outpatient visits: 266,378
Inpatient surgeries: 4,414
Emergency room visits: 111,635
Number of beds: 300
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#38 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#31 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#24 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#30 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#46 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery

Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City
http://www.oumedicine.com

Admissions: 160 per day

National rankings
#47 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#31 in Pediatrics: Urology

Children's Hospital, Colorado, Aurora
http://www.childrenscolorado.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 13,424
Outpatient visits: 507,332
Inpatient surgeries: 4,540
Emergency room visits: 85,549
Number of beds: 318
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#9 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#12 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#8 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#5 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#9 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#46 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#18 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#9 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#5 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#13 in Pediatrics: Urology

Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
http://intermountainhealthcare.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 13,600
Outpatient visits: 311,705
Inpatient surgeries: 5,274
Emergency room visits: 40,250
Number of beds: 289
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#22 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#37 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#16 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#25 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#48 in Pediatrics: Urology

Phoenix Children's Hospital
http://www.phoenixchildrens.com/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 12,530
Outpatient visits: 166,266
Inpatient surgeries: 4,093
Emergency room visits: 57,140
Number of beds: 345
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#34 Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#39 Pediatrics: Neonatology
#33 Pediatrics: Nephrology
#32 Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#49 Pediatrics: Urology

Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego
http://www.rchsd.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 16,182
Outpatient visits: 300,000
Inpatient surgeries: NA
Emergency room visits: NA
Number of beds: 441
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#46 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#33 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#16 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#28 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#20 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#24 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#20 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#7 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#21 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#10 in Pediatrics: Urology

Children's Hospital of Orange County, Calif.
http://www.choc.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 12,468
Outpatient visits: 223,301
Inpatient surgeries: 3,778
Emergency room visits: 62,098
Number of beds: 234
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#34 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#44 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#29 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#37 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#33 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#47 in Pediatrics: Urology

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
http://www.chla.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 11,421
Outpatient visits: NA
Inpatient surgeries: NA
Emergency room visits: NA
Number of beds: 286
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#4 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#7 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#5 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#8 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#8 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#18 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#15 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#4 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#14 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#18 in Pediatrics: Urology

Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, Los Angeles
http://www.uclahealth.org/

Admissions: 150 per day

National rankings
#39 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#26 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#12 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#11 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#33 in Pediatrics: Neonatolgy
#8 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#24 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#17 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#44 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#40 in Pediatrics: Urology

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif.
http://www.lpch.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Admissions: 13,209
Outpatient visits: 140,143
Inpatient surgeries: 4,589
Emergency room visits: 3,346
Number of beds: 302
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#21 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#9 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#15 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#12 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#7 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#5 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#33 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#12 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#24 in Pediatrics: Urology

University of California Davis Children's Hospital, Sacramento
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/

Admissions: 110 a day

National rankings
#41 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco
http://www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org/

Admissions: 130 a day

National rankings
#17 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#18 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#14 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#19 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#26 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#15 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#22 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#35 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#28 in Pediatrics: Urology

Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon
http://www.ohsu.edu/

Admissions: 100 a day

National rankings
#19 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#42 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#30 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#28 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#40 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#49 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#50 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#26 in Pediatrics: Urology

Seattle Children's Hospital, Washington
http://www.seattlechildrens.org/

Hospital type: Children's general
Number of beds: 250
Operated by: Not-for-profit

National rankings
#6 in Pediatrics: Cancer
#15 in Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery
#18 in Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology
#15 in Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
#11 in Pediatrics: Neonatology
#4 in Pediatrics: Nephrology
#12 in Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery
#40 in Pediatrics: Orthopedics
#13 in Pediatrics: Pulmonology
#18 in Pediatrics: Urology