Miami Children's Hospital Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2007 Edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals
Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) has been ranked among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report’s first stand-alone “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” issue which features a detailed ranking of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States. Miami Children's was listed 26 among the top 30 hospitals in the country and is the only pediatric hospital from Florida to be included on the list.
Thomas M. Rozek, President and CEO of Miami Children's Hospital, said, “I extend sincere gratitude to the physicians, nurses, care professionals, staff and volunteers of this hospital who have devoted themselves to providing exceptional leadership and excellence in the care of children. This important national recognition is a tribute to the entire Miami Children's Hospital family and its enduring commitment to putting children and families first.”
To be eligible for this year’s rankings, a medical facility had to be classified by the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) as a freestanding children’s hospital or as a children’s “hospital within a hospital” – a large, multidisciplinary pediatric service within a medical center. Of the 122 children’s hospitals that met this standard as of March 2007, 113 responded to a U.S. News survey asking for data and statistics on a variety of procedures such as the number of bone marrow transplants and difficult heart operations performed. Thirty of these facilities made the cut as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”
The exclusive data will be published in the magazine’s September 3 issue, on newsstands Monday, August 27, and is available online today at health.usnews.com/pediatrics.
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Founded in 1950, Miami Children's Hospital is the only licensed specialty hospital for children in South Florida. The 275-bed freestanding facility is ranked by Child magazine among the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only Florida pediatric hospital to be included in U.S.News & World Report’s 2007 listing of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” It has also been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. Miami Children's has expertise in all aspects of pediatric medicine and serves children from birth to age 21.