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6.27.2017

UHealth/Holtz Ranked Among Best Children’s Hospitals Nationally by U.S. News

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Published online today, the rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in 10 pediatric specialties, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

Holtz Children’s is ranked in three specialties this year: 25th in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, 31st in pediatric nephrology, and 38th in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery.

“This year’s rankings are evidence that Miller School of Medicine faculty working as University of Miami Health System pediatricians and Jackson staff at Holtz Children’s Hospital continue to provide world-class care to patients in South Florida in a variety of specialties,” said Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., interim dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “This is continuing evidence of the importance of our academic and clinical partnership. We applaud the many caregivers who work collaboratively to achieve this recognition.”

U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric centers.

“The University of Miami Health System and Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson continue to provide exceptional patient care that spans multiple pediatric specialties,” said Judy Schaechter, M.D., professor and chair of pediatrics for the University of Miami Health System and chief of service at Holtz Children’s Hospital/Jackson. “Our ability to provide the latest treatments, offer clinical trials, and introduce innovative programming sets our researchers and clinicians apart, while offering our young patients excellent outcomes.”

“For many years, Holtz Children’s Hospital has received this recognition for delivering the best and compassionate medical care to the most critically ill children in South Florida and around the world,” said Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System. “Being nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report once again is a testament of the patient care we deliver.”

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with “best practices.”

Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure and patient volume, availability of programs for particular illnesses and conditions and more can be viewed on health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/pediatric-rankings.

Rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook, available on newsstands September 12. Visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the complete rankings and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

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