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Winthrop Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as a Best Children’s Hospital
October 5, 2016

Best Children's Hospitals 2017Mineola, NY – Winthrop-University Hospital has been named a Best Children’s Hospital by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.

“Our Best Children’s Hospitals award helps raise awareness of the top quality care offered for children—not only the critically ill—with specialists, services and technologies for their unique needs,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award, and former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mothermagazines.

“We found in our studies that 75% percent of women associate children’s hospitals with care for seriously ill children and nearly 50% of women are unfamiliar with the offerings of a children’s hospital,” said Passi. “Our goal at the Women’s Choice Award is to help moms—and parents—make educated, confident decisions about where to take their children for a wide range of healthcare services.”

The list of 54 award winners, including Winthrop, represents hospitals that have met the highest standards for childcare.

“We know the mothers are important decision makers when it comes to selecting the very best healthcare for their children,” said John F. Collins, President and CEO of Winthrop-University Hospital. “That is why Winthrop is so pleased that its Children’s Medical Center has been recognized as a 2017 Best Children’s Hospital by Women’s Choice Award. It is a testament to the compassionate, high quality care that is delivered each day by our exceptional pediatric clinical care team.”

The designation of Best Children’s Hospitals is based on a point system and self-reported data from almost 100 children’s hospitals in the nation. Hospitals are judged according to the availability of specific services and capabilities, including:

  • Family Centered Care
  • Family sleeping/living accommodations
  • Dedicated pediatric emergency department
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Child Life specialists
  • Use of telehealth technologies
  • Participation in pediatric health research
  • Accreditation by the Joint Commission
  • Pediatric Trauma Center accreditation

For each of the available services, hospitals received five points towards their score with the exception of NICU, which earns five points for a Level IV and two points for a Level III. A maximum of 50 points could be earned for these services.

Points were also assigned to a hospital based on the number of beds per Board Certified pediatric professional in the following specialties: Anesthesiology, Radiology, Orthopedics, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Urology, Oncology and Neonatology. Points of 5, 3, 1, or 0 were assigned based on the relative number of beds per physician, with those having the least average beds scoring the most points. Each hospital’s results were also weighted based on the average beds per physician for all the reporting hospitals. Lastly, up to six additional points were provided for high levels of professional, nursing and support staff.

For more information about the 2017 Best Children’s Hospitals visit the Women's Choice Award For Best Children's Hospitals website. For more information about Pediatric Services at Winthrop, visit or call 1-866-WINTHROP.

Winthrop Receives the 2017 Women’s Choice Award®  as a Best Children’s Hospital

Leonard Krilov, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease at Winthrop, which was recently named a Best Children’s Hospital by the Women’s Choice Award®, speaks with a patient.