For Health. 

For Life.

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; and an ambulatory surgery center.

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. We aspire to be trusted partners to children and their families, not only in times of illness but throughout their life journey.

Fast Facts


309
beds

40+
pediatric specialties

790+
physicians on staff

Level 1 Trauma Center
Level 3 NICU

10k+ inpatient
200k+ outpatient admissions

Pediatric Care Center

A major component of the training in primary care is the time the residents spend at the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Care Center. The center focuses on recognition of the child as a whole, as well as the illness with which he or she presents. During their rotations in the ambulatory clinic setting, residents will gain experience providing well-child primary care, as well as treating walk-in patients with acute illness. Additionally, the Ambulatory rotation also includes community outreach activities such as school health activities, health fairs, and advocacy events.

The Continuity Clinic experience is the cornerstone of our primary care educational experience, offering residents the opportunity to develop an understanding of and appreciation for the longitudinal care in general pediatrics. This experience is designed to provide exposure to the spectrum of normal development at all age levels, the principles of primary care pediatrics in the setting of a medical home, the promotion of prevention and anticipatory guidance, and the management and care coordination of children with special health care needs and chronic conditions.

Residents are scheduled for one half-day per week of continuity clinic throughout all three years of their residency training. Approximately two-thirds of the residents are assigned to the hospital-based Pediatric Care Center for their continuity experience. The remaining residents are precepted by community-based pediatricians.