Published on: 01/01/2009
MIAMI — Miami Children’s Hospital has been included in Parents magazine’s 2009 listing of the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals.” Miami Children’s is the only hospital in the state of Florida to be included in the ranking.
In order to be considered for ranking, hospitals from across the nation were asked to complete a comprehensive survey developed by Parents magazine. The 250-question survey requested information related to survival rates, numbers of complex procedures performed, research studies, staff qualifications, safeguards to prevent medical errors and more.
Dr. Narendra Kini, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital, said, “Miami Children’s is delighted to be included in the 2009 ‘Best Children’s Hospital’s’ ranking. We commend the magazine for undertaking this project so that parents can make informed decisions regarding the care of their precious children.”
The “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey is conducted and released every two years. Miami Children’s Hospital was ranked #26 in both 2009 and in 2007 when the last survey was published by Child magazine. When Child ceased print operations in early 2008, Parents magazine – owned by the same parent company, Meredith Corporation – took over the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The complete rankings can be viewed online at www.parentsmag.com and a partial list is in the February 2009 issue of Parents magazine, which hits newsstands January 13.
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.
Parents, published monthly by Meredith Corporation, has been America’s #1 family magazine for more than 80 years. Since its inception in 1926, it has been a trusted source by every generation of parents. Currently, the magazine is a powerful community of 15.6 million readers devoted to supporting the efforts of parents, educators and other citizens who strive to make the world a better place for our children. Parents can be found online at www.parentsmag.com