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Miami Children’s Hospital Again Ranked Among Nation’s Best Pediatric Hospitals

MIAMI, FL (July 2, 2004)….For the third 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 15th annual report on “America’s Best Hospitals.”

“To be ranked by U.S.News & World Report for three 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.”

The special U.S.News & World Report magazine edition, which will become available on newsstands on July 5, lists top hospitals in 17 medical specialty categories, including cancer, heart and heart surgery, orthopaedics, gastroenterology and more. In pediatrics, 150 board-certified pediatricians throughout the nation were asked to select top pediatric hospitals anywhere in the country.

Miami Children’s Hospital was also locally recognized by South Florida Parenting Magazine and its readers. The hospital was awarded “Kids’ Crown Awards” for “Best Hospital for Pediatrics in Miami–Dade County,” “Best Pediatric Emergency Care in Miami-Dade County” and received “bronze” recognition in “Best Services for Special Needs Kids/Families in Miami-Dade.” The MCH’s Dan Marino Center also received “bronze” recognition for “Best Services for Special Needs Kids/Families in Broward County.”

Each year South Florida Parenting and its readers select organizations offering the best family-friendly activities, products and services to receive “Kids’ Crown Awards.” Winners are chosen on the basis of ballots completed by the magazine’s readers as well as via selection by reader/judge panelists.