Parents magazine has included Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) in its 2013 listing of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” following an extensive survey conducted by the publication. MCH is the only children’s hospital in Florida to make the extended list, which includes 25 children’s hospitals from throughout the country.
All 66 surveyed hospitals are members of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. Hospitals were ranked by Parents editors with input from a team of medical advisors based on their responses to detailed questions in the following areas: survival rates for childhood cancer, pediatric heart disease, and other critical conditions; their experience in performing certain complex procedures; the depth of the research program; safeguards to prevent medical errors; staffing ratios and quality; community outreach; and services that address the emotional needs of families of outpatients and inpatients.
“Miami Children’s Hospital is committed to excellence in pediatric healthcare,” said Dr. Narendra M. Kini, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital. “This most recent recognition from Parents magazine is a credit to the physicians, nurses and staff who dedicate themselves daily to bringing the best possible care to those we serve.”
Partial survey results appeared in the March 2013 issue of Parents on newsstands nationwide on February 12th as well as online at http://www.parents.com/health/doctors/best-childrens-hospitals/.