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Renowned Congenital Heart Surgeon, Dr. Kristine J. Guleserian, Honored with the 2018 AGBU New England District’s Global Excellence Award

Renowned congenital heart surgeon, Dr. Kristine J. Guleserian of the Nicklaus Children’s Heart Program was honored with the 2018 AGBU New England District’s Global Excellence Award for her achievements and work in congenital heart surgery and heart transplantation in Dallas, Miami and throughout the world.

06/19/2018

Nicklaus Children's Heart Program Joins CNOC

The Nicklaus Children’s Heart Program is now a member of the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Collaborative (CNOC).

05/30/2018

Being a Mom and a Volunteer

Maya Rodriguez, Child Life volunteer, shares her experiences as a hospital volunteer.

05/29/2018

Patients at Nicklaus Children's Take Part in Hospital Prom

Teens who receive care at Nicklaus Children's Hospital were treated to a whimsical “under the stars” themed prom on May 19. The annual celebration is made possible thanks to the generosity of Adam and Chanin Carlin, longstanding donors of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation.

05/25/2018

Pediatric Neurosurgeon and Chief of Surgery for Nicklaus Children’s Passes Away

The medical staff, employees and volunteers of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital mourn the passing of our esteemed Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, a longstanding leader and dedicated champion for children with complex medical conditions and their families.

05/24/2018

Patients Share Inspiring Testimonials at First Annual Vascular Birthmarks Conference

In observance of vascular birthmarks awareness month, The International Birthmarks Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital held its first Vascular Birthmarks Conference at the hospital’s main campus on May 5th. The event brought together patients, families and medical professionals representing a range of specialties to present the latest in diagnosis, treatment and research related to birthmarks. 

05/18/2018

Nicklaus Children's Hospital to offer new rapid genetic test

Nicklaus Children's Hospital will be one of a handful in the country to offer a fast turn-around on genome sequencing that can be a key to saving infants with rare and hard-to-diagnose genetic disorders. As seen on The Miami Herald.

05/03/2018

Movie Event Celebrates Children with Craniofacial Differences

Children who receive care at the Craniofacial Center at Nicklaus Children’s, along with their families, enjoyed an afternoon of red carpet glamour and photo booth fun on April 28. 

04/30/2018

New Device Helps Children with Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Manage Seizures

Grant is the first pediatric patient in South Florida to utilize the SenTiva VNS device, which is currently the smallest and lightest responsive therapy for epilepsy available on the market. The device, used in combination with epilepsy medications, has been shown to be effective in reducing seizure frequency and duration. 

04/25/2018

Hialeah Community Celebrates the Opening of Outpatient Center

Elected officials and business leaders representing the Hialeah community celebrated the opening of the Nicklaus Children’s Hialeah Outpatient Center. Thank you to all the community leaders who joined with Nicklaus Children’s Health System representatives to celebrate this milestone event, aimed at increasing healthcare convenience and access for families in the Hialeah community.

04/17/2018

New Pediatric Sports Health Center Focuses on Injury Prevention

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Sports Health Center opened in December 2017 and the team is working to help athletes not only make a comeback but also stop injuries before they happen. 

03/13/2018

Medical Mission to Algeria Helps Children in Need of Spinal Surgeries

A group of children in Algeria who underwent complex surgeries as part of a 2016 U.S.-sponsored medical mission have many reasons to celebrate, and can do so with better movement of their limbs.

03/06/2018

Kids Flu Center: Prevention and Care Tips for the Flu

Visit our flu page for helpful tips on preventing the spread of the flu virus and view our symptoms checker. Remember, antivirals are more effective if started within the first 48 hours- seek medical care at the sign of symptoms. For your convenience, our pediatric urgent care centers are available in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county. 

02/07/2018

Make Miracles Happen At IHOP This February

It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This February, that statement is especially true for the patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

02/01/2018

Service Excellence Employee Recognition Awards

More than 30 employees were recognized for going “above and beyond” their duties to deliver an outstanding experience to patient families and colleagues alike at the 2017 Annual Service Excellence Employee Recognition Awards celebration, held on Tuesday, December 19.   

12/27/2017

Neuro Oncology Holiday Party 2017

Children being treated by the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, Neuro Oncology Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and their families took part in a holiday celebration.

12/15/2017

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. 

12/08/2017

Santa and his elves surprise hospitalized patients

Santa Claus and his elves made a surprise appearance and distributed gifts to patients, many of whom will spend the holiday season at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The event was made possible thanks to the Vallejo-Fraiz family, who are longtime supporters of the hospital, and arrange for Santa to visit the hospitalized children.

12/05/2017

Duchenne Regional Family Summit

CureDuchenne Cares and The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Brain Institute hosted a free educational and social event for Duchenne family and caregivers. Attendees were able to learn about important DMD care topics, share their practical advice and connect with other families.

12/02/2017

Two Great Ways to Stay Connected with Your Child's Care

Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides secure and convenient messaging and updates for patients and families with two apps:  CareNotify and MyKid’s Patient Portal

11/27/2017

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Clown Doctors Bring Laughter and Joy to Children in a Miami Hospital
06/06/2018 — Red Nose Docs, the flagship program of Healthy Humor Inc., plays an essential role in the healing process of hospitalized children at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Easter Basket Blitz Brings Smiles Throughout the U.S.
03/30/2018 — Wells Fargo volunteers renewed a springtime tradition: delivering thousands of Easter baskets to children in hospitals, shelters, and other locations. The memorable day was made possible by Wells Fargo’s nationwide “Hops for Hope” volunteer effort, which delivers baskets to children in hospitals, children’s homes, homeless shelters, and more. The annual event is organized by Cash Vault Services in Wells Fargo’s Payments, Virtual Solutions & Innovation group.