Miami, FL - Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) will celebrate 60 years of providing world-class pediatric healthcare services on March 20, 2010. MCH has touched the lives of thousands of children throughout the years. Whether they were admitted recently for having the flu, had life saving treatment or a surgical procedure, or treated for polio when Miami Children's Hospital was still Variety Children’s Hospital in the 1950s, each pediatric patient has a story to tell.
“There is nothing more rewarding than to hear about how Miami Children's Hospital saved a child’s life,” said M. Narendra Kini, MD, MHA, President and CEO of Miami Children's Hospital. “These miraculous stories are the reason why the hospital has been around for so many years and continues to thrive and is widely acclaimed for its dedication to innovation.”
Miami Children's Hospital is soliciting patient success stories from current and former patients and their families through an online application form
. These amazing stories will be posted on the hospital’s website and utilized for the hospital’s year-long 60th anniversary campaign.
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 and 2009 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.
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 www.nicklauschildrens.org.