LITTLE ROCK – After leading the contest for weeks, Arkansas Children’s Hospital currently is ranked fourth in a national effort among pediatric hospitals to win a game room makeover for the young patients who are confined within the hospital. The public is voting for their favorite Children’s Miracle Network hospital and Arkansas Children’s has climbed from the eighth spot, to within 100,000 votes of third place.

Children’s Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization that raises money for 170 pediatric hospitals, including Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The three hospitals with the most votes receive a playroom makeover valued at $10,000 that can include items such as Xbox game consoles, games, plasma TVs, computers and other entertainment.

Individuals who vote are automatically entered for a chance to win one of five Xbox 360 Elite consoles that will be awarded to the public. A maximum of ten votes are allowed each day at xbox.childrensmiraclenetwork.org. Due to an overwhelming number of votes, the link is often difficult to access. Voters may also go to www.archildrens.org and click on the link by the Children’s Miracle Network icon on the right side of the page. The contest ends Oct. 16. Winners will be announced in early November.