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MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PROGRAMS AGAIN RANKED AMONG BEST IN THE NATION
(6/3/2010)

MIAMI -- Three Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) pediatric specialty services are among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” issue, which appears online today. MCH has more pediatric subspecialty programs ranked by the magazine than any other Florida hospital.
           
• MCH’s heart and heart surgery program was listed 13th in the nation
• MCH’s neonatology program was ranked 16th in the nation
• MCH’s neurology and neurosurgery program was ranked 16th nationwide

“Miami Children’s Hospital is committed to excellence in all pediatric subspecialties,” said M. Narendra Kini, MD, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital. “We are honored by the recognition of U.S.News & World Report. It is testament to the passion and dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff. Together they are making a difference for the children of Florida and beyond.”
The magazine’s specialty rankings are based on a three-part blend of reputation, outcome, and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing, and other factors. A detailed description of the methodology can be found online at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals.
Facilities eligible for the U.S. News ranking were largely drawn from members of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) in either of two categories -- a freestanding children’s hospital or a children’s “hospital within a hospital” (a large, multidisciplinary pediatric service within a medical center). In addition, several non-NACHRI members were added because of known expertise or at the recommendation of experts.

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 subspecialists. 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, 2009 and 2010 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.

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