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2017 Annual Report

2017 was another remarkable year for Nicklaus Children's Health System. We forged new national collaborations to expand service offerings and innovation. We weathered an intense storm season, providing relief for families requiring medical care during and in the aftermath of major hurricanes. And we unified our organization under a new health system name, while continuing to expand our footprint in the region through our growing ambulatory network. Click to read the full 2017 report to the community.

04/15/2019

Colorectal Center goes on mission trip to Peru

Juan Calisto, MD, and Raquel Pasarón, APRN, from the Nicklaus Children’s Colorectal Center care team recently participated in a mission trip to Peru to deliver collaborative care to 19 children affected by complex colorectal conditions, as well as provide education and onsite training of local pediatric surgeons. Nicklaus Children’s was one of only four organizations invited to participate in the program, which was sponsored by Red De Corazones and the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño in Lima, Peru.

04/11/2019

The Arterial Switch Operation: A Single Surgeon, Single Center Experience: 2001-2019

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital remains dedicated to providing the very best and safest experience for patients undergoing congenital heart surgery. Today we report 18 years of outcomes for patients undergoing the arterial switch operation for complete transposition of the great arteries who were operated by Dr. Redmond Burke.

04/10/2019

Nicklaus Children’s Heart Program Reports 100 Percent Survival Rate for 2018

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has reported that all 270 children who underwent congenital heart surgery at Nicklaus Children’s in 2018 survived. Program directors are elated to report that as of this posting, more than 380 consecutive patients have undergone cardiac surgical procedures at the hospital without a single death.

04/03/2019

Children With Specialized Needs Spend Day On Miami Beach

Ventilator-dependent children and their families enjoyed a stress-free day at Miami Beach on Monday. They got buried in the sand, soaked up the sun and even got in the water. This is the day where they make the impossible, possible or at least the very difficult, easy. It’s all part of VACC Camp or Ventilated Assisted Children’s Center, a week-long stay in the area for children from around the country with special needs, specifically, those that require ventilators or mechanical assistance to breath.

03/26/2019

Patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital celebrate Shabbat

Patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital celebrated Shabbat with their families and connect to their Jewish heritage during the Purim holiday. 

03/22/2019

Young cancer survivors gather for a night of games

More than two dozen pediatric cancer survivors joined us for a night of fun and games at our Adolescent and Young Adult game event held on February 22. Thank you to all who joined us for this inagural event!

To learn more and receive information about upcoming events email cancerfree@nicklaushealth.org.



02/27/2019

Unveiling of Healing Garden and Esrick Dream Foundation CICU

Nicklaus Children's Hospital had the pleasure of welcoming First Lady Melania Trump to celebrate the unveiling of the Morton and Linda Bouchard Healing Garden and the Esrick Dream Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Floor.

02/20/2019

Cardiac surgery patients reunite for celebration

The annual Heart Program Patient and Family Reunion gives patients and caregivers the chance to reunite outside the clinical setting. A big thank you to all of our heart warriors for attending each year!

02/20/2019

Be Part of the Safety Team for your Child

Nicklaus Children's joins hospitals across the nation in highlighting Patient Safety Awareness Week. Be a part of the safety team for your child. Parents are the most critical part of a child's caregiving team.

02/15/2019

Could Your Teen Athlete Have a Deadly Heart Condition?

Every three days, sudden cardiac death (SCD) takes the life of a young U.S. athlete, such as a girl playing soccer, a boy at basketball practice or a high school football player. An EKG screening is a simple heart test that takes only a few minutes, and can mean the difference between life and death.

02/07/2019

Experts at Nicklaus Children's Hospital help dancers get safely back on their feet

Dancing is a beautiful form of expression but it can be physically taxing on the body, especially for children and adolescents. The Sports Health Center at Nicklaus Children's helped Amber recover from her injury and return to dancing. In fact, Amber had the opportunity to dance in the Latin Grammy Awards last fall. 

02/04/2019

South Florida surgeon helps children with airway disorders breathe easy

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely every year. Among the many complications these little ones face are airway disorders. Thanks to airway reconstruction performed by Dr. Brian Ho, little Elijah is able to breathe on his own without the support of a medical device.

02/01/2019

Does Your Baby Have an Undetected Heart Disorder?

Eight of every 1,000 babies will be born with a heart disorder or defect. These conditions cannot be identified during a typical newborn screening. Parents need to be aware about the early signs, screenings and treatment options for babies born with congenital heart conditions.

01/29/2019

PUBLIC NOTICE: CAMTS LifeFlight Survey Visit

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems will conduct an accreditation site visit of LifeFlight – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital on March 11-12, 2019.

01/24/2019

Planning Underway for Hospital Site

Nicklaus Children’s Health System has acquired the facility formerly known as The Miami Medical Center. The 69-bed facility, located at 5959 NW 7th St, Miami, FL 33126, is currently closed while planning is underway for the site’s future use. The health system purchased the hospital from the former investor group in 2018 and is currently evaluating strategic opportunities to utilize the facility to enhance services for patients and the community we serve. A new name for the facility is also being determined.



12/19/2018

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.



11/29/2018

Groundbreaking Held for De George's New 5-Story Patient Tower with Level ll Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Campaign has surpassed its halfway mark and the groundbreaking ceremony for the state-of-the-art, five-story patient tower that will proudly stand as the new main entrance to Jupiter Medical Center was held on Nov. 28.

11/27/2018

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Selects Dicom Systems, WinguMD for Enterprise Mobile Clinical Collaboration Platform

In order to better integrate clinical communications over mobile, Nicklaus Children's sought to implement a secure, centralized platform to capture and share clinical photos inside their EHR. WinguMD provided sharing and indexing of serial clinical photos across care teams as well as comparison with pathology, wound care and other imaging. Unifier by Dicom Systems served as the integration engine for workflow and interoperability.

11/23/2018

Dr. Gereige receives National Oral Health Service Award

Congratulations to Rani Gereige, MD, MPH, FAAP who received the AAP Section on Oral Health National Oral Health Service Award for working to advance children's oral health through education, medical/dental collaboration, and advocacy.

11/06/2018

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