MIAMI – Ten Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) pediatric specialty services are among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2011-12 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, which go online today. Miami Children’s is the only hospital in Florida to have programs ranked in all 10 pediatric subspecialty categories. Program rankings are as follows:
- MCH’s cancer program was ranked 42 in the nation
- MCH’s heart and heart surgery program was listed 14
- MCH’s diabetes and endocrinology program was ranked 43
- MCH’s gastroenterology program was ranked 42
- MCH’s neonatology program was ranked 27
- MCH’s nephrology program was ranked 45
- MCH’s neurology and neurosurgery program was ranked 14
- MCH’s orthopedics program was ranked 34
- MCH’s pulmonology program was ranked 23
- MCH’s urology program was ranked 27
“We salute Miami Children’s Hospital,” said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The goal of the Best Children's Hospitals rankings is to call attention to pediatric centers with the expertise to help the sickest kids, and Miami Children’s Hospital is one of those centers.”
“At Miami Children’s Hospital, we are dedicated to advancing pediatric excellence,” said M. Narendra Kini, MD, MHA, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital. “The recognition by U.S.News & World Report is testament to the passion and dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff. We dedicate ourselves to working together in the years ahead to continuously advance pediatric care practice to serve the children of Florida and beyond.”
Now in its fifth year, “Best Children’s Hospitals” pulls together clinical and operational data from a lengthy survey, completed by the majority of the 177 hospitals asked to participate for the 2011-12 rankings. The survey asks hundreds of questions about survival rates, nurse staffing, subspecialist availability, and many more pieces of critical information difficult or impossible for those in charge of a child’s care to find on their own. The data from the survey is combined with recommendations from pediatric specialists on the hospitals they consider best for children with challenging problems.
For the full rankings and methodology, visit www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
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 subspecialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 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.