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Ten Miami Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Among the Best in the Nation

MIAMI – Ten Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) pediatric specialty services are again ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2013-14 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, which were posted online June 11.
Miami Children’s is the only hospital in Florida to have programs ranked in all 10 pediatric subspecialty categories evaluated by the publication. No other Florida programs were ranked higher than Miami Children’s in seven of the 10 categories. 

MCH 2013-14 rankings are as follows:

-- Pediatrics:  Cancer (#25)
-- Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#27)
-- Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology (#24)
-- Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#42)
-- Pediatrics: Neonatology (#21)
-- Pediatrics: Nephrology (#43)
-- Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery (#10)
-- Pediatrics: Orthopedics (#20)
-- Pediatrics: Pulmonology (#18)
-- Pediatrics: Urology (#23)

“All of us at Miami Children’s Hospital are honored to be recognized as leaders in pediatric specialty care,” said M. Narendra Kini, MD, MHA, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital.  “I wish to extend sincere appreciation to our physicians, nurses and staff for their unwavering commitment to pediatric care innovation and excellence. We look ahead to continuing to advance services and outcomes to bring the best possible care to children in the region and beyond.”
Deise Granado-Villar, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President of Medical & Academic Affairs, said, “The care of children is a passion and main focus for all of us at Miami Children’s. We take immense pride in providing hope and great outcomes to the children and their families, and we do so through the excellence in care and innovation of our medical staff and the entire clinical team. It is an honor to work with the many doctors and caregivers who lead us daily in the service of the region’s most fragile children. ” 
For the 2013-14 rankings, U.S. News surveyed 179 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data in 10 specialties and asked 150 pediatric specialists in each specialty where they would send the sickest children. For the full rankings and methodology, visit

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, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013-14 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.