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Nicklaus Children's

Doral Outpatient Center

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Emergency Room

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1 Minutes

Children's Health News & Events

PUBLIC NOTICE: Nicklaus Children's Prepares for CAMTS LifeFlight Survey Visit

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of LifeFlight – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on March 11-12, 2019. The purpose of the site visit will be to evaluate the program's compliance with nationally established medical transport standards.

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.

Pediatric Feeding Workshop

This program is open to parents, professionals and students. Our Nicklaus Children’s Hospital speech language pathologist will discuss feeding development, breast feeding, signs of feeding issues, strategies to implement treatment sessions and best feeding utensils.


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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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Transitions

By: Marcia Diaz de Villegas

It was just yesterday that I held you in my arms. You were the sweetest most beautiful little girls and truly a blessing in every way. How could I be so lucky as to have these amazing gifts? We had fun with Playdough, puzzles, dress up and watching the girls take flight on the playground swings.
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Post Baby Blues are Real… And You Aren’t Alone

By: Kathy Buccio

They tell you that having a baby is the most magical time in your life. Words like, ‘unconditional love,’ ‘amazing,’ ‘pure bliss,’ are thrown around to describe that moment you become a mother, and it’s true you do feel all these amazing feelings. An exuberant joy descends upon you and transcends you into the most euphoric state, beginning the moment that baby is placed in your arms, and from that moment, you shall never feel sadness again.
Excuse me while I chuckle.
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Prenatal Genetic Testing

By: Cristina Edmunds

As a mom of a child with a rare diagnosis, the topic of prenatal genetic testing has come up more times than I can remember. When I was pregnant, I felt that knowing information about my child’s future ahead of time would set him up for the best care possible after birth. While there are many views on prenatal genetic testing, I would like to share mine in an effort to offer an opinion of a mom who actually does have a son with a genetic condition.
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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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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.