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Nicklaus Children's

Doral Outpatient Center

  Urgent Care Available
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35 Minutes
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37 Minutes
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10 Minutes
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23 Minutes
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20 Minutes

Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Emergency Room

  Urgent Care Available
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1 Minutes

Children's Health News & Events

Spead Joy: Holiday Toy Drive

Get into the holiday spirit and help ensure that every patient wakes up to a very special Christmas morning by participating in our annual toy drive. Whether you drop off new, unwrapped toys and gift cards or go online to make a donation for us to do the shopping for you, there are many ways to get involved.


Nicklaus Children's Verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center By The American College of Surgeons

Nicklaus Children's is the only facility in South Florida verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Verification as a pediatric facility by the ACS demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering the highest quality care to the children and families we serve.


Neural-Enabled Prosthetic Hand restores sensation to first human subject

The NEPH system, developed at Florida International University by Ranu Jung and her Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory team, restores a sense of touch/grasp force and hand opening by stimulating sensory nerve fibers in the residual limb with fine wires implanted inside nerves. Implantation of the device was performed by Dr. Aaron Berger and his team from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.


Nicklaus Children's Health System Named 2018 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired Recipient

Nicklaus Children's Health System has been recognized in the “Most Wired” ranking since 2013, and is currently the number one ranked hospital amongst a list of more than 250 across the nation. This award recognizes hospitals and health systems that are at the forefront of using healthcare IT to improve the delivery of care, have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies, and are embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care.


Nicklaus Children's Hospital Wins DNV GL Healthcare's Innovation of the Year Award

Nicklaus Children's Hospital has been awarded DNV GL Healthcare's Innovation of the Year award for the development and implementation of an automated crash cart management solution that has dramatically enhanced patient care and efficiency at the 309-bed freestanding children’s hospital and its network of outpatient centers.


Eminent Pediatric Neurosurgeon Gregory W. Hornig, MD, Joins Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Eminent pediatric neurosurgeon Gregory W. Hornig, MD, has joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

Nicklaus Children's Makes the Difference for Child with Traumatic Brain Injury

Seeing a baby boy intubated, hooked up to a maze of machines, and with IV pumps snaking out of his tiny arms is an incredibly heartbreaking and terrifying experience. The Nicklaus Children’s staff was not only caring and friendly, but knowledgeable and explained everything to us in detail. Meeting the neurosurgery team brought us great comfort because they were confident and calm—they won our trust immediately.

Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

Does your child cover his or her ears during loud noises? Is your child a picky eater? Does your child dislike getting messy? Is he/she sensitive to movement? Some children have difficulty processing sensory information, which can affect their daily activities. Join us to learn about Sensory Processing Disorder to better understand your child’s behavior and help him or her to succeed. This interactive presentation is led by occupational therapist Meredith Adams.


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Get your FREE Water Watcher Card here!

Prevent drowning and accidents when children are near water by assigning a responsible adult to wear a Water Watcher Badge. The badge wearer takes responsibility to supervise the children until hading off to the next water watcher. Available at selected urgent care centers while supplies last.
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Performance & Injury Prevention Group Sports Classes

Our performance training programs are designed for the young athlete to improve strength, range of motion, balance, agility and reduce the risk of sports related injuries. Group training programs will have 4 to 10 participants and will be offered once or twice a week over a period of 6 weeks. Register now, space is limited!


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Lactation Group

Join us for a lactation support group. This group will meet monthly to help participants learn about breastfeeding and available community resources for obtaining lactation supplies.
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CPR Classes

Are you an educator, fitness trainer, security guard, day care worker, camp counselor? Learn the basics of CPR from Certified American Heart Association instructors.
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Nicklaus Children's Dental Mobile Unit

The state-of-the-art dental mobile unit offers free oral health screenings, assessments and exams to underserved children from birth to 12 years of age, who do not have health insurance.
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Support Groups and Workshops

Our therapy groups for children and teens from ages 7 to 18, are led by board certified pediatric psychologists and meet weekly. The groups teach children coping skills for anxiety and stress, sleep disorders, social skills, ADHD management, among others.
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Imperfect Action

By: Cristina Edmunds

One thing I hear a lot - and I’m sure many other special needs moms hear a lot — is “I don’t know how you do it all.” What has become so common and normal for us, seems insurmountable to the non-special needs parents. The truth is, if you were in our shoes, you’d just figure it out, like we do.
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Shingles and Breastfeeding

By: Jenise Subervi

Over the summer, I was diagnosed with shingles.  Whenever someone has found out that I had shingles, they have been surprised. “I thought only the elderly got that,” is usually the response. It turns out, you can develop shingles at any age, but you’ll only get it if you have had chicken pox (varicella).
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Follow the Leader

By: Cristina Edmunds

My child is the one having the surgery, and while I am allowed to be anxious and nervous, I really should be following his lead. If I act and look scared around him, he’ll pick up on that energy and feel like he’s supposed to be scared.  If I treat him like he’s “sick” all the time, he’s going to act “sick” all the time. 
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Fireworks Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

By: Malvina Duncan

Watching the Fourth of July fireworks is a family tradition in South Florida and across the country. It's a time when parents and children share the "oohs" and "aahs" of these colorful displays that light up the night and celebrate our nation's history. It's also a time to play it safe, particularly when lighting sparklers or setting off Roman candles or other fireworks at home.
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Keeping Safe this Summer

By: Jenise Subervi

Making sure that someone is always paying attention to the water or to the children is a huge way to avoid a drowning event. To help you with this, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is distributing free Water Watcher badges to families in the community. 
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Talented Pediatric Doctors

Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) is our physician group practice, providing the caring hands and hearts and expert minds that have made Nicklaus Children’s Health System the region’s undisputed pediatric care leader.

 

Exceptional Pediatric Nurses

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.

 

Groundbreaking Research

Nicklaus Children’s Research Institute is the largest provider of clinical research services for children in the southeastern U.S. – home to more than 150 investigators conducting over 225 clinical trials.

 

Expert Pediatric Services

Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s pediatric programs are routinely ranked among “America’s Best” by U.S. News & World Report. No other children's specialty hospital in Florida has more ranked programs.

 

Safety First

Our safety metrics are second to none, and we perform well above national standards. As one of the best children's hospitals, we consistently outperform our nation’s top pediatric institutions in eliminating hospital-acquired infections.

 

Improving Access

Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s Telehealth Center is a high-tech program designed to advance pediatric care for children around the world by providing online access to our subspecialty physicians.

 

Global Health

Nicklaus Children’s Global Health team provides coordinated care and around-the-clock support for thousands of patients who visit us from around the world looking for answers and hope from our internationally-renowned physicians.

 

Your Stories

Read your heart-warming stories of hope in the face of despair, compassion in the face of suffering, courage in the face of adversity.

 

To be where the children are.