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Baptist Children’s Hospital Joins National Network of Children’s Hospitals

January 17, 2018

Miami, FL – January 17, 2018 — Baptist Children’s Hospital has been accepted for membership into the Children’s Hospital Association — the voice for more than 220 children’s hospitals nationwide. As champions for children’s health, the Association advances public policy enabling hospitals to better serve children and builds awareness of child health issues. It is the premier resource for pediatric data and analytics driving improved clinical and operational performance among its member hospitals.

“Participation in the Children’s Hospital Association offers us access to a network of institutions and people who understand the unique health care needs of children,” said Nancy Huertas Savino, Assistant Vice President of Nursing Baptist Children Hospital, OB, and Women’s Services. “We look forward to collaborating with our peers and the children’s hospital industry and adding our voice to advocate on behalf of all children.”

Baptist Children’s Hospital brings together all healthcare services for children from birth to age 18. More than 200 pediatricians including pediatric subspecialists, backed by pediatric-trained nurses and support personnel, offer their expertise in nearly every field. Among the services are a 24-hour Children’s Emergency Center with child-sized equipment; intensive care units for newborns and youngsters; pediatric orthopedics, cancer, cystic fibrosis and heart disease.

“We are pleased to welcome Baptist Children’s Hospital and look forward to its active involvement,” said Mark Wietecha, Children’s Hospital Association president and CEO. “Our hospital members are the backbone of the nation’s pediatric health care infrastructure. With them, we are committed to providing the highest quality care and developing innovative solutions to impact the future of children’s health and health care.”

Children’s hospitals represent five percent of all hospitals and provide a disproportionately large share of the nation’s pediatric acute clinical care. Children’s hospitals are also vital centers of primary and specialty pediatric medical education and are leaders in pediatric research.

About Baptist Children’s Hospital
Baptist Children’s Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 18,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

About the Children’s Hospital Association
The Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 220 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.

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