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Nicklaus Children's Hospital ER

Emergency Department

When emergencies arise, families can take comfort in knowing that Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, is here around-the-clock to take care of your child's immediate healthcare needs. With a caring team of nurses and doctors and the most technologically advanced equipment, Nicklaus Children's Emergency Department provides the immediate quality care that your child needs.

In 2015, Nicklaus Children's Emergency Department provided care for nearly 90,000 patients.

At Nicklaus Children's, we know that a child's needs are different from adult’s. To ensure that your child is seen by a pediatric specialist when it is most needed, the Emergency Department has a team of board-certified and board-eligible attending pediatric specialists and subspecialties on call, 24 hours a day. Should you child require advanced care, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, offers a full spectrum of pediatric subspecialty physicians to collaborate in you child’s care.

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Emergency Department is proud to be home to the Miguel "Mike" B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center, the only freestanding Level I pediatric trauma center in Florida. An adjoining helipad enhances the facility’s ability to handle incoming traumas.

Nicklaus Children's Emergency Department was ranked 10th nationally among children's hospitals in the 'Emergency Care' subspecialty list by Child magazine in 2007. Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, was the only Emergency Department from Florida to be included.

To continue to be a leader in ensuring patient satisfaction, the entire Emergency Department staff devised and implemented strategies to reduce patient waiting time, enhance the atmosphere in the waiting room, and improve the delivery of patient care.

To contact the Emergency Department, please call (305) 668-5522.

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