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Miami Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the nation

Nine Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) pediatric specialty services are ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2014-15 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, which were posted online today.

Once again, MCH has more programs included in the pediatric rankings than any other hospital in Florida. In addition, two MCH programs are ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Miami Children's is the only hospital in Florida with programs included among the top 10 in pediatric subspecialties assessed by U.S. News.

US News & World Reports Rankings MCH 2014-15 rankings are as follows:
-- Pediatrics: Neurology & Neurosurgery (#8)
-- Pediatrics: Neonatology (#10)
-- Pediatrics: Pulmonology (#14)
-- Pediatrics: Diabetes & Endocrinology (#17)
-- Pediatrics: Orthopedics (#18)
-- Pediatrics: Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#26)
-- Pediatrics: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#30)
-- Pediatrics: Urology (#32)
-- Pediatrics: Nephrology (#43)
“All of us at Miami Children’s Hospital are honored to again be recognized among the top programs in the nation for pediatric specialty care,” said M. Narendra Kini, MD, MHA, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital.  “This recognition is a tribute to our physicians, nurses and staff for their devotion to pediatric care excellence and innovation. Each year brings new opportunities to expand services and enhance outcomes and we look ahead to advancing our commitment to serve the 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 true calling for all of us at Miami Children’s. We are dedicated to providing hope and healing for 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 collaborate with so many remarkable doctors and caregivers who inspire and lead us in our service to the region’s most fragile children. ”  

“Of the 183 hospitals in the nation invited to participate by U.S. News, Miami Children’s had specialties ranked within the top 10 in the country. This is a true testament to MCH’s leadership and commitment to excellence in the health of all children globally,” said Dr. Granado-Villar.

For the 2014-15 rankings, U.S. News sent surveys to 183 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data in 10 specialties and asked 150 pediatric specialists in each specialty where they would send children requiring advanced care. A total of 116 children’s hospitals submitted data for the rankings. 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, 2013 and 2014-15 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. For more information, please visit