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1/10/22 news article

Dayton Children’s Hospital receives the 2022 Women’s Choice Award® as a Best Children’s Hospital

Dayton Children’s Hospital is named as a Best Children’s Hospital and Best Pediatric Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care.

“Our Best Children’s Hospitals award raises awareness of the top-quality care offered for children. The best hospitals embrace families as an integral part of health care and improving children’s outcomes,” said Delia Passi, CEO and founder of the Women’s Choice Award.

“We found in our studies that 75 percent of women associate children’s hospitals with care for seriously ill children and nearly 50 percent 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 health care services.”

The winners represent hospitals that have met the highest standards for children’s health care.   

“At Dayton Children’s, parents and guardians know we treat their children as if they are our own,” says Deborah A. Feldman, president and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital. “We are honored that the Women’s Choice Award proves that trust.”

The designation of Best Children’s Hospitals is based on a point system and self-reported data from almost 60 children’s hospitals in the nation.

The intent of the honor is to identify children’s hospitals that mothers and fathers can take their children to with the expectation that they will receive excellent and comprehensive care. The award criteria examine five different facility areas to determine which hospital is eligible for the Women's Choice Award. These areas are pediatric services, technology and family resources, board-certified staff, nurses and support staff, and the facility's commitment to quality.  Zero through five points are assigned to each measure with the exception of NICU, which earns five points for a Level IV and two points for a Level III.  Points for hospital staffing were assigned based on the number of beds per board-certified pediatric professional, with those having the least average beds scoring the most points. Each of these results was also weighted based on the average beds per physician for all reporting hospitals.

Additionally, a children’s hospital earned the Best Children’s Emergency Care Award if they scored five points for their pediatric emergency department based on the facility’s hospital staffing, if they had a pediatric intensive care unit and an accredited, pediatric trauma center.

For more information on the 2022 Best Children’s Hospitals visit

about the Women’s Choice Award®
The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart health care choices by identifying the country’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award has been honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for three consecutive years. Visit to learn more. 

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