Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Memorial Hospital Miramar Voted Best in Broward County in South Florida Parenting Kids Crown Awards

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 10:32 am EDT


"They are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and making every patient’s experience exceptional."

Two Memorial Healthcare System hospitals – Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital Miramar, along with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital U18 Sports Medicine – were recently voted best in Broward County by South Florida Parenting readers in the 2013 Kids Crown Awards.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital was voted Best Pediatric Hospital and Best ER Hospital and U18 Sports Medicine was voted Best Physicians/Medical Office in Broward County, while Memorial Hospital Miramar won the award for Best Maternity Hospital in Broward County.

“We are humbled to receive this vote of confidence from the community and will continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our patients and their families,” says Chantal Leconte, FACHE, administrator, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Services for Memorial Healthcare System.

Leah A. Carpenter, FACHE, administrator and Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Hospital Miramar, says the award is a tribute to the hospital’s outstanding physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, adding: “They are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and making every patient’s experience exceptional.”

As South Florida’s favorite children’s hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., combines advanced technology with the expertise of the largest diversity of board-certified pediatric specialists in the region. A comprehensive facility staffed 24 hours a day by highly skilled staff, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital provides a network of care with Emergency Departments in three locations: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hospital West and Memorial Hospital Miramar. Designed for comfort and convenience, the hospital features family lounges, designated quiet areas, playrooms and teen rooms. For more information, visit

U18 Sports Medicine keeps young athletes up and running, featuring the largest group of fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons in South Florida from Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. For more information, visit

The Family Birthplace at Memorial Hospital Miramar in Miramar, Fla., is one of the leaders in childbirths in Broward County with more than 3,350 babies delivered in 2012. Designed with the comforts of home, it features all private rooms, a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), board-certified staff members, on-site shopping, highly advanced security measures and childbirth education classes. For more information, visit