Six Nicklaus Children's Hospital Specialty Programs are Again Identified Among the Best in the Nation


6/26/2018

MIAMI – Six Nicklaus Children's Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's 2018-19 “Best Children's Hospitals” rankings, posted online today. No other hospital in Florida has more ranked pediatric programs.


Nicklaus Children's 2018-19 rankings are as follows:

 

“It is indeed an honor to again be recognized for the excellence of our pediatric subspecialty programs,” said Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Nicklaus Children's Health System. “This leadership is a tribute to our physicians, nurses and staff for their commitment to care excellence to support the medical needs of the children of our region and beyond.”


A total of 189 hospitals participated in the 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report survey. The methodology is based on clinical outcomes such as patient survival, infection rates and complications; the level and quality of hospital resources directly related to patient care such as staffing, technology and special services; delivery of healthcare programs that prevent infections and adherence to best practices; and expert opinion among pediatric specialists and subspecialists. The survey is updated every year, designed to account for new treatments and evidence-based best practices, informed by leading experts in the field.


About Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. The 309-bed nonprofit hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report.The health system also includes Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialists of America, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a managed care plan, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region's pediatric population. NCHS is the region's only healthcare system exclusively for children.