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"My son, Lomaun, was born on February 17th, 1993. He was not due for another six weeks. He was going into fetal distress with every contraction and was delivered via Cesarean Section. He had many complications and we were told that he was very sick. An ambulance came and took him to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital. I remember that a portion of the problems were: A hole in his heart, an enlarged liver and only one kidney due to the other being atrophied.
He was 8 pounds and 3 ounces at birth, despite being so very early. He "coded" twice, and both times the medical staff brought him back from certain death. At the same time, I had just had my first surgery, and needed help myself. The staff took care of me just as if I were one of the patients, even making sure that I ate. I could not ask for better service, treatment and caring. My husband and I are so happy that Nicklaus Children's Hospital was there for us in our time of uncertainty and need.
At age 16, Lomaun is the section leader for the Dillard High School Marching Panthers (Of course, I am a band mom.) He taught himself to play the trumpet, drums and the keyboard. He is on the Dillard High Step Team (M.O.B.), which took second place at his first competition. He is approximately 6' 2" and in excellent physical condition. The one kidney is not something that concerns him at all. With God's guidance, the staff at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, provided a miracle that makes me smile at least a couple times a day!"

Lolita - Lauderhill, Florida
 

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For more information about The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital or to make an appointment, please call (305) 662-8301.
 
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U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals 

Recognition and Outcomes Tell the Story

The Heart Program provides care for more children with congenital heart disorders than any other hospital in Florida and has been ranked among the nation’s best for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S.News & World Report.

What’s more, The Heart Program has cardiovascular surgery outcomes that are among the very best in the nation, according to a U.S.News & World Report assessment conducted as part of the most recent ranking.

Nicklaus Children's Heart Program is a qualified participant in Aetna’s Institutes of Excellence™  network.

A Distinguished History of Saving Little Hearts

During the 1960s, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, became the first facility in Florida to perform pediatric open-heart surgery. Over the years, the hospital has continued to build on this tradition of leadership and excellence in pediatric cardiology.

In 1995, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, recruited top cardiac physicians and surgeons in pediatric cardiology to oversee new services that included Florida’s first dedicated Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, a state-of-the-art Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Program, and, later, a Clinical Research Program and Electrophysiology Program.

The Ultimate in High-Tech meets High-Touch

The Heart Program offers the most advanced diagnostic, surgical and interventional techniques and equipment for treatment and management of pediatric cardiovascular conditions. The pediatric cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology laboratories are the most technologically advanced in existence, allowing The Heart Program to offer children the latest innovations.

While in this high-tech arena, children and their families are at the center of a multidisciplinary medical effort. They are surrounded by a team of doctors, nurses and staff who know, through years of experience, just how to meet the special needs of the tiniest patients, as well as how to support families in managing the stress of having a child in a critical-care setting.


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