Published on: 10/16/2017
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital and a Best Children’s Hospital for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.
"Our Best Children’s Hospitals award helps raise awareness of the top quality care offered for children—not only the critically ill—with specialists, services and technologies for their unique needs," said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines.
"We found in our studies that 75% percent of women associate children’s hospitals with care for seriously ill children and nearly 50% of women are unfamiliar with the offerings of a children’s hospital," said Passi. "Our goal at the Women’s Choice Award is to help moms—and parents—make educated, confident decisions about where to take their children for a wide range of healthcare services."
"Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is committed to providing the best care possible to every child and serve as an inspiration of hope while doing so," said Michael Harrington, President and COO of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. "We are honored to be recognized by Women’s Choice Award as a champion for children everywhere."
The list of 67 award winners, including Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, represents hospitals that have met the highest standards for childcare.
The designation of Best Children’s Hospitals is based on a point system and self-reported data from almost 100 children’s hospitals in the nation. Hospitals are judged according to the availability of specific services and capabilities, including:
For each of the available services, hospitals received five points towards their score with the exception of NICU, which earns five points for a Level IV and two points for a Level III. A maximum of 50 points could be earned for these services.
Points were also assigned to a hospital based on the number of beds per Board Certified pediatric professional in the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Radiology, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Urology, Oncology and Neonatology. Points of 5, 3, 1, or 0 were assigned based on the relative number of beds per physician, with those having the least average beds scoring the most points. Each hospital’s results were also weighted based on the average beds per physician for all the reporting hospitals. Lastly, up to six additional points were provided for high levels of professional, nursing and support staff.
For more information on the 2018 Best Children’s Hospitals visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/best-childrens-hospitals/