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2017: U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals

Holtz Children’s Hospital part of 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. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of 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 & GI surgery.

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on 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.” They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric centers.

2016: U.S. News & World Report's Best 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. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of the 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.

2015: U.S. News & World Report's Best 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 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of the 10 pediatric specialties. Holtz Children’s was ranked in five specialties this year: 32nd in nephrology, 34th in diabetes and endocrinology; 39th in gastroenterology and GI surgery, 40th in cardiology and heart surgery, and 44th in neonatology.

First Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute in Florida

The Healthcare ColloquiumHoltz Children’s Hospital has earned the coveted distinction of becoming an Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute by The Healthcare Colloquium. Holtz Children’s is the 8th in the nation and first in Florida to earn this accreditation. The Healthcare Colloquium is the only accrediting body offering Pediatric Heart Failure Accreditation and whose members are evaluated based on a unique, scientific review of their level of quality care. Members nationwide have access to a collaborative network of heart failure experts, thus improving patient outcomes and providing better care for the communities they serve.

 

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program Awarded FACT Accreditation

Holtz Children's Hospital's Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program, in affiliation with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), a national accreditation program. The program at Holtz Children's Hospital is the only continuously FACT- accredited pediatric stem cell transplant program in South Florida. This accreditation opens the door for those children whose insurance companies require them to undergo treatment at FACT accredited institutions. Before this development, many children who needed bone marrow transplants would have to go to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg or out of state to be reimbursed for the highly specialized types of bone marrow transplants that can now be conducted at Holtz Children's Hospital. The Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Holtz Children's is the only university-based program in South Florida. Thanks to our highly trained and specialized pediatric bone marrow transplant doctors, coordinators, and nurses, we can provide a transplant for any condition that requires this treatment.

2014: U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals

Holtz Children’s Hospital was ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals. The rankings feature the top 50 hospitals in each of the 10 pediatric specialties. Holtz was ranked in seven specialties this year: 20th in diabetes and endocrinology, 25th in gastroenterology and GI surgery, 33rd in nephrology, 44th in cardiology and heart surgery, 45th in urology, 47th in pulmonology, and 48th in neonatology.

South Florida Parenting Magazine Best Pediatric and Maternity Hospital

Holtz Children’s Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital won South Florida Parenting Magazine’s Kids Crown Awards for both Best Pediatric Hospital and Best Maternity Hospital in Miami-Dade County.

2013: U.S. News & World Report's Best 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 U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, published online June 11, 2013. The rankings feature 50 hospitals in each of the 10 pediatric specialties. Holtz was ranked in six specialties this year: 22nd in gastroenterology and GI surgery, 22nd in nephrology, 32nd in neonatology, 38th in urology, 40th in cardiology and heart surgery, and 45th in diabetes and endocrinology. Most notably, Holtz improved its ranking in five of these specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, neonatology, cardiology and heart surgery, and urology.

The Best Children’s Hospitals rankings pull together clinical and operational data from a lengthy survey completed by the hospitals. That survey asks hundreds of questions about survival rates, nurse staffing, subspecialist availability, and many more pieces of critical information. Data from the survey are combined with recommendations from pediatric specialists nationwide on the hospitals they consider best for children with challenging medical problems.

2012: U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals

Holtz Children's Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the country's best, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals rankings for 2012-13. The rankings recognize the top 50 children's hospitals in 10 specialties. Holtz was ranked in eight specialties this year: 26th in nephrology, 36th in diabetes and endocrinology, 38th in both gastroenterology and pulmonology, 39th in urology, 42nd in neonatology, 45th in cardiology and heart surgery, and 47th in orthopedics. Most notably, Holtz earned recognition in two previously unranked specialties, pulmonology and orthopedics, and improved its ranking in three others: gastroenterology, diabetes and endocrinology, and urology.

In addition, U.S. News also ranked the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in ophthalmology and the UM Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center's ear, nose and throat program, and its nephrology and urology programs, as part of their 2011-2012 "Best Hospitals" rankings. These programs collaborate with Holtz in providing child health services.

2010: Best Doctors in America

Holtz Children's Hospital has more pediatric specialists selected as Best Doctors in America in 2010 than any other children's hospital in South Florida. What sets us apart?  With doctors who are faculty members at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, our specialists are integrated into a dynamic research environment where innovative and effective treatments and cures are in practice and under development.

Jackson Units Recognized for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction Scores

Three Jackson Health System units received awards from Professional Research Consultants, Inc., also known as PRC, for receiving high patient satisfaction scores in 2008. South Wing 8 at Jackson Memorial and the Pediatric Emergency Room at Holtz Children's Hospital were awarded for having a score at or above 90 percent for the year. The Mental Health Unit at Jackson South Community Hospital received two awards: one for scoring at or above 90 percent for the year and a second for receiving the highest score of any mental health unit in the PRC database.

PRC is a marketing research organization that calls a random selection of patients from each unit and department after they are discharged or received services at Jackson. The consultants ask past patients a series of questions to objectively rate the quality of service they received.

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