Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Ranked Among the Top 50 by U.S. News & World Report

Recognized as a national leader in children’s Orthopedics and Cardiology and Heart Surgery

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Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in the nation for Orthopedics and Cardiology and Heart Surgery, in the new 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice. The hospital is once again the highest ranked children’s hospital for Pediatric Orthopedics in Florida, and among the 25 best in the U.S., and ranked among the top 50 in the nation for its Cardiology and Heart Surgery program, based on patient outcomes, clinical resources and utilization of best practices.

“It is an honor for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to be recognized among the top nationally-rated children’s hospitals once again,” said Caitlin Stella, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Healthcare System. “The prestigious rankings of Orthopedics and Cardiology and Heart Surgery, reflect the expertise and commitment of our entire care team who works diligently to deliver the region’s highest quality and most innovative pediatric healthcare. It is with great love and compassion for the community we serve that we accept this recognition. We will continue to advocate for children’s health and provide the highest quality care for children right here close to home.”

This recognition reflects the innovative and multidisciplinary medical expertise available at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is the largest group of fellowship trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons in South Florida, and one of the busiest in the country, providing world class care for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and sports-related injures affecting children, adolescents and young adults. The Pediatric Heart Institute at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of only three programs in the state offering comprehensive heart care, including congenital heart disease and heart transplantation, and most recently spearheaded a multi-disciplinary team to treat children experiencing MIS-C, an inflammatory illness associated with COVID-19.

“Even in the midst of a pandemic, children have healthcare needs ranging from routine vaccinations to life-saving surgery and chemotherapy,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “The Best Children's Hospitals rankings are designed to help parents find quality medical care for a sick child and inform families’ conversations with pediatricians.”

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. The ratings, according to the publication, are a comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals and rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The 2019-20 rankings started with 4,653 hospitals, which represent virtually all U.S. community inpatient facilities. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery and compliance with best practices.

About Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of South Florida’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a caring, compassionate setting designed specifically for children. Part of the Memorial Healthcare System, the level one pediatric trauma center combines advanced technology, the expertise of some of the region’s most diverse, board-certified specialists, and a patient and family-centered focus to heal the body, mind, and spirit of those it touches. To learn more, visit and connect with @jdchospital on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and  Instagram.

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