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 Emergency Department provides the immediate quality care that your child's needs.
In 2016, Nicklaus Children's Emergency Department provided care for approximately 86,000 patients.
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, the only freestanding Level I pediatric trauma center in 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.