Miami Children's Chosen Again Among Top Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report Magazine

Published on: 07/22/2003
MIAMI, FL — For the second year in a row, Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) has been ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals. In U.S. News & World Report’s 14th annual report on “America’s Best Hospitals,” MCH was listed among the top 25 hospitals in the pediatric category. It is the only pediatric hospital from the State of Florida to be included in the list and is the second-ranked pediatric facility in the Southeast. 

The special magazine edition, which became available on newsstand on July 21, lists top hospitals in 17 medical specialty categories, including cancer, heart and heart surgery, orthopaedics, gastroenterology and more. Selection to the “America’s Best Hospitals” list is based on a survey of more than 8,160 physicians. In pediatrics, 180 board-certified pediatricians were asked to select top pediatric hospitals anywhere in the country. 

“To be ranked by U.S.News & World Report for two consecutive years is a significant achievement,” said Thomas M. Rozek, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital. “I extend my sincere gratitude to the physicians, staff and volunteers of this hospital who have devoted their lives to providing exceptional leadership and excellence in the care of children. Through their dedication, we continue to earn the recognition of our peers throughout the country.” More information is available on the magazine’s website at

Founded in 1950, Miami Children’s Hospital is the only licensed specialty hospital for children in South Florida. The 268-bed medical complex offers comprehensive medical care and services for children from birth to age 21.
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. 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. For more information, please visit

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