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Ann Miller, ACH Media Relations
(727) 767-8592

Marisa Ollins, Child Magazine
(212) 389-5332
Marisa.ollins@meredith.com

NEWS RELEASE

ALL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL RANKS TOP IN FLORIDA IN "BEST CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS" SURVEY

(Jan. 4, 2007) St. Petersburg, FL — A national parenting publication has once again named All Children's Hospital as one of the top 25 children’s hospitals in the United States and the best in Florida. 

Child Magazine today announced the highly anticipated results of its 4th exclusive survey to identify the top children’s hospitals in the country. The results of the comprehensive survey appear in the February 2007 issue of the magazine on newsstands nationwide January 9th – was based on strict criteria and data compiled during the magazine’s extensive 9-month investigation. Throughout the four-survey history of Child magazine rankings, All Children’s is the only Florida hospital and one of only nine nationally to be acknowledged among the top 25 in every survey.

“The Child Magazine survey is unlike many others which only reflect the popularity or notoriety of an institution,” noted Gary Carnes, President and CEO, All Children’s Health System.  “This survey is a substantive comparison of services and quality measures. To be considered the top pediatric provider in the state of Florida is a great honor, due largely to the daily efforts of our skilled and dedicated staff as well as the guidance of our Boards and support of a generous community. We are proud to add this award to the 2006 Tampa Bay Business Journal Best Business of the Year award and the 2006 Outstanding Business of the Year honors from the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce.”

METHODOLOGY

The comprehensive 247-question Child survey, guided by the leading pediatric experts, examines vital medical information including survival rates, the number of complex procedures and intricate surgeries conducted, volume of research studies, efforts to reduce medical errors, and the quality and training of the doctors and nurses-as well as child-friendliness, support for families, and community involvement. The survey sent to 116 full members of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions last August. Seventy-six hospitals completed the survey. The responses were graded to determine the best hospitals overall and the leaders in six pediatric subspecialty areas.

About Child

For over 20 years, Child has been the leading lifestyle magazine celebrating today's families. Inspiring 5 million smart, stylish and savvy readers monthly, Child delivers everything moms want, and more. From thought provoking editorial and cutting edge news to the latest trends in children's fashion, home and technology. With a circulation of 825,000, Child (www.child.com) is published ten times a year by the Meredith Corporation (www.meredith.com).