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Awarded Best Pediatric Emergency Room in Miami-Dade County by South Florida Parenting

Awarded Best Pediatric Emergency Room in Miami-Dade County by South Florida Parenting.

Pediatric Emergency Room

When the unexpected happens, we provide 24-hour pediatric emergency care when you need it most.

Home of the Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center, our Emergency Department offers expert patient care for all types of pediatric emergencies.

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When emergencies arise, families can take comfort in knowing that Nicklaus 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, combined with the most technologically advanced equipment, Nicklaus Children's Hospital Emergency Room provides the immediate quality care that your child needs.

In 2018, Nicklaus Children's Emergency Department had 86,390 ER visits.

At Nicklaus Children's, we know that a child's needs are different from adults. 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, fellowship trained, and board-eligible attending pediatric specialists and subspecialties on call, 24 hours a day. Should your child require advanced care, Nicklaus Children's Hospital has a full spectrum of pediatric subspeciality physicians to collaborate in your 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, is one of only two freestanding Level III pediatric trauma centers in Florida and the only freestanding pediatric trauma center in South Florida. An adjoining helipad enhances the facility’s ability to handle incoming traumas, as well as transfers from other hospitals.

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 for our patients and families.

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Emergency Room visits in 2018


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Success Stories

Luna was born full-term in June 2011, and her family had no idea what was in store. After just a few short hours, doctors realized she was not receiving enough oxygen in her blood and knew it was serious.
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