Six Nicklaus Children's Hospital Specialty Programs are Again Identified Among the Best in the Nation

Published on: 06/26/2018

MIAMI – Six Nicklaus Children's Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's 2018-19 “Best Children's Hospitals” rankings, posted online today. No other hospital in Florida has more ranked pediatric programs.

Nicklaus Children's 2018-19 rankings are as follows:


“It is indeed an honor to again be recognized for the excellence of our pediatric subspecialty programs,” said Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Nicklaus Children's Health System. “This leadership is a tribute to our physicians, nurses and staff for their commitment to care excellence to support the medical needs of the children of our region and beyond.”

A total of 189 hospitals participated in the 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report survey. The methodology is based on clinical outcomes such as patient survival, infection rates and complications; the level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care such as staffing, technology and special services; delivery of healthcare programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices; and expert opinion among pediatric specialists and subspecialists. The survey is updated every year, designed to account for new treatments and evidence-based best practices, informed by leading experts in the field.

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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