Nicklaus' Children's Hospital Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion

About Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 289-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor.

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital network includes more than a dozen outpatient centers extending from Palm Beach County to southern Miami-Dade County, offering a range of pediatric healthcare services, including urgent care, rehabilitation services and subspecialty physician appointments for children of all ages, including up to age 21.

We are committed to being a resource for children from throughout South Florida and around the world.

About Nicklaus Children's Health System

Nicklaus Children's Health System is the region's only healthcare system exclusively for children. It includes the organization's flagship – Nicklaus Children's Hospital – a network of outpatient centers, as well as Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, the organization's fundraising arm; Pediatric Specialists of America Inc., a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization; an ambulatory surgery center; and KidzStuff™, an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region's pediatric population.

Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness but throughout their life journey. 

Our Mission

To inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.

Our Vision

To be where the children are.
Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and mentally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey.

Operating Statement

We are a passionate team using the most advanced methods to care for children and support their families.

Values and Guiding Behaviors

  • C ollaboration
  • R esponsibility
  • E mpowerment
  • A dvocacy
  • Transformation
  • E mpathy