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Pediatric Subspecialty Care Now Available in the City of Coconut Creek

The Nicklaus Children's Coconut Creek Care Center, located at 6370 North State Road 7 provides subspecialty consultations for babies, children, teens and young adults under 21 years of age. Board-certified physicians, employed by Pediatric Specialists of America, provide pediatric subspecialty care in the areas of: endocrinology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, spinal care, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/coconutcreek.


Specialists in Cerebral Palsy attend AACPDM Annual Meeting

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Monica Payares-Lizano attended the 72nd American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Annual Meeting this month, joined by Nicklaus Children’s physical therapists Cheryl Gimenez, Elena Lopez-Trigo and Lisa Scher.

Nicklaus Children's Opens Urgent Care Center in Pinecrest

The Nicklaus Children's Pinecrest Outpatient Center, located in Suniland, is now open for urgent care services. Pediatric urgent care for minor injuries and illnesses is offered daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

JCC Maccabi Games

The Nicklaus Children's Orthopedic Surgery Program proudly sponsored the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games held from August 6-11.

Imaging machine helps diagnosing children with scoliosis with low exposure to radiation

EOS imaging helps diagnose kids with scoliosis and with low exposure to radiation.

Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger Honored by Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation

Dr. Shufflebarger was honored for his innovative contributions in the area of spinal instrumentation and unparalleled commitment to his patients and medical community.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Now Offering EOS Imaging Services in Broward County

EOS, an advanced imaging system used in the evaluation of pediatric orthopedic patients, is now available at the Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center. It has previously been offered at Nicklaus Children's Hospital's main campus since 2013. 

Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger Honored with The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scoliosis Research Society

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital congratulates Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger, Director of the Center for Spinal Disorders, recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scoliosis Research Society.

Pediatric Spasticity - New treatments mean better outcomes for all children and their parents

Dr. Toba Niazi specializes in the surgical treatment of children with brain and spinal cord tumors, and children with cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, spasticity, vascular malformations, craniocervical and spinal pathologies and movement disorders.

Dr. Stephen Swirsky appointed team physician for the USA Judo team at the Rio Olympics

Congratulations to Sports Medicine specialist, Dr. Swirsky, who will be the team physician for the ‪‎USA Judo‬ team and the International Technical Official (ITO) for the International Judo Federation (IJF) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Dr. Stephen Swirsky Appointed Medical Honoree for Walk to Cure Arthritis

Congratulations to Dr. Stephen M. Swirsky DO, who was honored as a medical honoree at this weekend's Walk to Cure Arthritis. 

Special Olympics Florida Honors Nicklaus Children's Hospital for Commitment to Special Olympics Athletes

The hospital was honored by the Special Olympics Florida of Miami-Dade County for its ongoing commitment to providing medical screenings and health support to athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Dr. Anthony Rossi Honored with Proclamation by the Miami-Dade County School Board

Dr. Anthony Rossi, Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, was honored with a proclamation by the Miami-Dade County School Board today for his work with the hospital’s Free EKG Screening program.

Hospital Partners with Special Olympics Florida to Provide Free Health Screenings to Special Olympic

Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Special Olympics Florida-Miami partnered to provide sports physicals to student athletes who are interested in participating in Special Olympics games


Internationally Renowned Spinal Surgeon Thomas J. Errico, MD, Joins Nicklaus Children's Hospital

January 07, 2019 – Thomas J. Errico, MD, has joined the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Program’s Center for Spinal Disorders and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

June 21, 2016 – Eight subspecialty programs of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, are again ranked among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2016-17 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, posted online today. 

Nicklaus Children's Opens Subspecialty Clinic in Aventura

March 16, 2016 – The Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center is the newest ambulatory location, offering consultations with pediatric subspecialists and diagnostic services.

Miami Children's Hospital Offers New 3D Full Body Imaging System with Low Radiation Dose

August 06, 2013 – Miami Children's Hospital is the first facility in Miami-Dade and second in the state to acquire the EOS Imaging System.

Miami Children's Hospital Physician is First in Miami-Dade to Offer New Minimally Invasive Limb Lengthening Technique for Children

October 15, 2012 – Dr. Christopher Iobst, an orthopedic surgeon at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH), is Miami-Dade County’s first to offer a new minimally invasive treatment for children and adolescents with leg length discrepancies or short stature.