UM/Jackson’s Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among the Nation’s Top Children’s Hospitals

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 2016-2017 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Published online on June 21, the rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties.

Holtz Children’s is ranked in three specialties this year: 36th in diabetes and endocrinology; 44th in cardiology and heart surgery, and 45th in nephrology.

“For many consecutive years, Holtz Children’s Hospital has received this recognition for delivering the best patient 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 once again is a testament to the quality care we deliver.”

“This ranking is a testament to the consistent excellence of care provided by UHealth pediatricians and Jackson staff at Holtz Children’s Hospital year after year,” said Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., interim dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “We are extremely proud of the team effort required to achieve this recognition.”

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings help parents determine where to get the best medical care for their children. The rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 specialties, from cancer to urology; 78 hospitals ranked in at least one specialty.

“It’s gratifying that our pediatricians are recognized for the superior care they provide each day to our most critically ill patients,” said Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., professor and chair of pediatrics for UHealth and chief of service at Holtz Children’s Hospital/Jackson. “Working as a team, our UHealth doctors and Jackson nurses and other specialized providers deliver the highest level of care with the goal of getting them back to a normal childhood, free of illness.”

“The Best Children’s Hospitals highlight pediatric centers that offer exceptional care for the kids who need the most help,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Day in and day out, they deliver state-of-the-art medical care.”

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. Survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, procedure volume and much more can be viewed on The rankings will be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2017 guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1.

For more information, visit Best Children’s Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

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