Celebrating 70 Years of Pediatric Excellence

This month marks 70 years of providing life-saving care to children in South Florida and beyond.

Nicklaus Children's has inspired hope and promoted lifelong health for many patients and families since first opening our doors on March 20, 1950.

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Our Stories

On March 20, 1950, Phil Dickinson was one of 15 patients transferred to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, then known as Variety Children’s Hospital. He came seeking treatment for polio and stayed in our care for six months. Phil used crutches for three more years before he could walk on his own.

He is now 73 years old and proud to say he walks daily.

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In March of 1950, the hospital opens to the public as Variety Children's Hospital.


The hospital begins a $2.5 million expansion, increasing its bed count and adding an ICU in 1965.


Ambassador David M. Walters activates the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation.


The hospital is reanmed Nicklaus Children's Hospital in honor of a $60 million pledge from the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation.

Help Us Continue Our Legacy

There is a lot to celebrate, and your partnership matters more than ever before as we continue to lead the way in pediatric care, innovation and excellence.

Help continue to support our patients by making a gift today.

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Innovating Health

With over 700 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.

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Serving Patients & Families

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is committed to providing family-centered pediatric medical programs and services.



Take a look back at all the milestones that brought us where we are today.

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Giving Back

Be part of the legacy by making a contribution to our foundation to support children's health.

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We're celebrating all year long, don't miss out on the festivties.

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