Health System and Hospital Highlights

Our Community Outreach

  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a significant contributor to the Miami-Dade  County economy.
  • The hospital is a leading provider of healthcare services for medically needy children. Each year the hospital contributes from $16 - $20 million in uncompensated care.
  • At Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists is already hard at work. The hospital is proud to be the largest provider of pediatric medical education inthe southeastern United States.
  • The hospital provides primary care and a medical home to the Medicaid population through its Pediatric Care Center located on the hospital’s main campus. In 2015, the Pediatric Dental Residency Program provided dental services to 24,800 children and the Adolescent Dental Program provided services to more than 2,300 teenagers. Nicklaus Children’s also houses Early Steps Southernmost Coast, an early intervention program for children at risk of developmental delays. The program evaluates over 2,000 children annually.
  • Nicklaus Children’s offers primary care services to needy children through the Health Connect in Our Schools program. The hospital provides nursing staff for school-based clinics situated in high-risk communities to ensure that children have access to care.
    Over the past 10 years, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has served children from every single county in Florida, providing care that only a world-class children’s hospital makes possible.

Awards, Highlights and Achievements

Our Commitment to Excellence

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has six pediatric subspecialty programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its 2018-19 “Best Children’s Hospital” rankings. No other hospital in south Florida has more ranked programs.

Leading in Technology and Innovation

The IT Department at Nicklaus Children’s is consistently recognized as a leader in technology and innovation. The department has been recognized by IDG’s Computerworld in its Best Places to Work in IT listing for the last four consecutive years. Nicklaus Children’s also achieved a Stage 7 Award from HIMSS Analytics for attaining the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.

At the Top 125 for Over 10 Years

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is proud to be ranked among the top 125 training organizations in the nation by Training magazine. The hospital has been included in the annual ranking since 2006.

World Renowned Brain Institute

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute is the first and largest pediatric neuroscience collaboration in the nation. The program is recognized for excellence in treatment of children with brain tumors, intractable epilepsy and other brain anomalies, and offers the latest minimally invasive methods. The hospital is ranked 13th in the nation in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery. No other program in Florida ranks higher.

Giving Young Hearts Another Chance to Beat

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides care for more children with congenital heart disorders than any other hospital in Florida and is home to several medical firsts. The Heart Program provides free EKG screenings to young sports and recreational participants to identify and correct conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death.

Groundbreaking Cancer Research Meets World-Class Compassionate Care

Nicklaus Children’s Cancer Center is one of the largest providers of pediatric cancer services in the region. The center participates in research protocols, offering the latest interventions for children receiving treatment for all forms of cancer and blood disorders.

Specialists in the Transport of Critically Ill Babies and Children

Nicklaus Children’s LifeFlight® Critical Care Transport team provides transport of critically ill children from referring hospitals to Nicklaus Children’s critical care units. The program features ground ambulances, and fixed-wing and roto-wing aircraft. Aircraft are operated by contracted companies that are FAA certified.

One of the Great Places to Work in Healthcare

Nicklaus Children’s has been named to Becker’s “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” list for its benefit offerings, wellness initiatives, and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion of work-life balance. We have also been recognized as a one of the best workplaces for women and millenials.

Excellence in Pediatric Nursing

For the third time in a row, Nicklaus Children’s has been designated an Association of American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. The hospital was the fifth pediatric hospital in the nation to achieve this recognition.

A Leader in Pediatric Medical Research

Nicklaus Children’s Research Institute is one of the largest providers of pediatric research in the region. The institute has earned full reaccreditation from the Association of Human Research Protection Programs (AHRPP).

Commitment to Patient Safety and Innovation

In 2015, the hospital received the ANCC’s Magnet Prize for its Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program. This program exemplifies nursing excellence and is proven to help nurses deliver high quality health care for patients. It is currently in use in more than 1,150 hospitals around the world.