An Unprecedented Announcement

We are very excited to announce a $60 million pledge from The Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation to support Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s Hospital.

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Saving Babies Better and Faster

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) is proud to serve as a regional, national, and international Level III D referral center, receiving critically-ill newborns from throughout South Florida, as well as South and Central America and the Caribbean. Miami Children’s Hospital’s payor mix is over 67% Medicaid admissions. Florida Medicaid has paid for a large number of transports for critically-ill neonates to Miami Children’s Hospital to ensure they receive the highest quality tertiary care.  Delivering these high risk newborns at Miami Children’s Hospital would save Florida Medicaid (and private insurers) the high transportation costs incurred each year. Ensuring that these critically-ill neonates can be delivered safely and immediately to receive Level II or Level III NICU services at the same location will eliminate transport risks and allow for the coordination of highly skilled, life-saving interventions to critically-ill newborns immediately after birth.  This will improve overall outcomes […]

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Where Did the Neonates Treated at MCH with Pre-Existing Conditions Come From?

150,770 Neonates were born in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties (tri-county) for the last 5 years. In that 5 1/2 year period MCH treated 2,266 or 2% of the total neonates. Of the 2,266 neonates that MCH admitted, 1,520 (67%) were diagnosed with conditions considered to be high-risk before birth. This list represents 753 of the 1,520 neonate admissions referred from institutions in the tri-county region which had pre-existing conditions. The balance of admissions between the 753 and the 1,520 neonates  treated with pre-existing conditions were admitted from outside the  tri-county area, and/or through the MCH Emergency Room Department.   Tri-County Referring Medical Institutions # of Babies KENDALL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 187 BAPTIST HOSPITAL 108 MERCY HOSPITAL 85 SOUTH MIAMI HOMESTEAD HOSPITAL 53 PALMETTO GENERAL HOSPITAL 45 GLADES GENERAL HOSPITAL 35 ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL 34 SOUTH MIAMI HOSPITAL 33 BETHESDA HOSPITAL 32 MT. SINAI MEDICAL CENTER 30 BROWARD GENERAL HOSPITAL […]

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Saving Babies Better and Faster Benchmarking

Fetal Care Center of Cincinnati Opened in 2004, have evaluated over 2,800 high-risk pregnancies Offer pre-natal evaluation, fetal diagnosis and treatment services Specialist includes: maternal-fetal medicine, neonatology, fetal and pediatric surgery Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Center for Fetal Diagnosis & Treatment Called Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit More than 750 babies delivered since it opened 3 years ago. Conditions from congenital diaphragmatic hernia, congenital heart defects, spina bifida, etc. 8 spacious & private LDRP rooms Texas Children’s Hospital “partners in OB/GYN Care” Will be a 15 story maternity center (Expected to open late 2011) Will focus on the escalating need for obstetrical research and treatment  Download PDF: Saving Babies Better and Faster Benchmarking

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