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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

Fetal Care Center Special Delivery Unit Expected to Open in Summer of 2019

We are pleased to announce the Fetal Care Center’s special delivery unit is expected to open in the summer of 2019. This special delivery unit will offer a smooth transfer of care and access to our network of pediatric subspecialists and our three pediatric intensive care units.

11/02/2018

Dr. John Ragheb Contributes to Development of New CDC Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. John Ragheb, Director of the Division of Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, is among a group of renowned physicians who developed the first evidence-based guideline in the U.S. on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussions among children, published by the CDC in September. 

11/02/2018

445 students receive free EKG screenings

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s, in conjunction with the Breanna Vergara Foundation, hosted an EKG screening at St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School as part of the ongoing effort to detect congenital conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death in children.

10/31/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Resource Center adds to diversity of offerings on Fifth Avenue South in Naples

The iconic Fifth Avenue South recently took another step in its evolution from primarily a shopping and dining destination into a diverse business hub with the opening of The Nicklaus Children’s Resource Center, which will showcase services, programs, technology and innovations available at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.

10/29/2018

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.

10/23/2018

Nicklaus Children's Hospital doctors cure children with rare blood disorder

Doctors in South Florida are performing a life-saving procedure for children born with a rare genetic condition: thalassemia.



10/18/2018

Dr. Adele Schneider retires from Jewish Genetics Work

Dr. Schneider was among a pioneering group of doctors who made screening for Jewish genetic diseases more commonplace. By screening patients for genetic diseases and then using in vitro fertilization, she helped ensure babies would not be born with these diseases. 

When she started, Jewish genetic screenings included five diseases. Now they screen for more than 200, 96 of which apply to Jewish communities.



09/27/2018

Kara S. Nickel Joins Nicklaus Children’s Health System as Associate General Counsel

Kara S. Nickel has Joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System (which includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a network of outpatient centers) as Associate General Counsel. In this role, she will be responsible for employment, regulatory and general contracting matters. Prior to joining the System, Kara was in private practice in South Florida. 

09/11/2018

South Florida hospital is leader in treating apert syndrome

Dr. Chad Perlyn and Dr. Mislen Bauer from the Nicklaus Children's Craniofacial Center are committed to helping families and children with apert syndrome. Check out this segment featured on WPLG Local 10.

09/07/2018

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