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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation


Five Nicklaus Children's Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's 2021-22 “Best Children's Hospitals" rankings, posted online today. Nicklaus Children's continues to be the region's pediatric specialty care leader, with more ranked pediatric programs than any other hospital in South Florida. In addition, this year's rankings identify Nicklaus Children's as among the best pediatric hospitals in Florida, as well as in the southeastern region of the U.S.

Nicklaus Children's 2021-22 rankings are as follows:


“Nicklaus Children's is honored to again be recognized for the excellence of our pediatricNicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation specialty programs," said Matthew A. Love, president and CEO of Nicklaus Children's Health System. “Our longstanding leadership speaks to the dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff and their shared commitment to care excellence, and supporting the medical needs of the children of our region and beyond."

A total of 118 hospitals participated in the 2021-2022 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 and urgent care centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; and an ambulatory surgery center. NCHS is the region's only healthcare system exclusively for children.