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2020 Annual Report

August 23, 2021Together. That’s how we at Nicklaus Children’s navigated the remarkable and unpredictable year that was 2020. Together, our doctors, clinical and support staff rallied to meet the needs of the children and families of our community amid a growing COVID-19 pandemic. And together with other organizations in the region, we found a shared path forward to ensure that we collectively met the healthcare needs of the families of the region and beyond.
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Dr. Khatib to receive Excellence Clinical Teaching Award

April 12, 2021 – We are happy to share that Dr. Ziad Khatib, Director of the Neuro Oncology Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been selected to receive an Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award in Pediatrics from the Florida International University - Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

2019 Annual Report

November 30, 2020 – Every year brims with new beginnings at Nicklaus Children's. 2019 brought with it the opening of our Special Delivery Unit, and organizational renewal with the formation of a team tasked with refocusing the hospital on what we do best: putting patients and families first to deliver an amazing patient experience, operational excellence and to build for the future.
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Nicklaus Children's Acquires Latest Child-Friendly PET/CT Technology

November 11, 2020 – Nicklaus Children’s is the first pediatric facility in the Southeast to acquire a Siemens Healthineers Biograph Vision™ PET/CT system.

Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy: Mark's Story

August 10, 2020 – For the last nine years, Mark Coiras and his family have called Nicklaus Children’s Hospital their second home. Today, the Coiras family shares a piece of Mark’s journey as they advocate for access to pediatric care and Medicaid funding in support of this year’s Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Week.

Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy: Tad's Story

August 10, 2020 – Over the last two years, Theodore “Tad” Hartrick has spent months at a time at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Like Tad, there are many children in the state and in the nation who rely on access to pediatric care and Medicaid funding. Here is a message from the Hartrick family in support of this year’s Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Week campaign.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Promotes Summer Safety Tips

July 08, 2020 – As children transition from virtual learning to summer routines, it is important for parents and guardians to be aware that with more free time comes an increase in unintentional injuries.

The Heart Institute at Nicklaus Children's Acquires FDA-Approved Amplatzer Piccolo™ Occluder to Perform Non-Surgical Closures of Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in Premature Infants in its Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

May 28, 2020 – The Heart Institute now offers the recently FDA-approved Amplatzer Piccolo™ Occluder to close PDAs in very premature babies in the Cath Lab. This self-expanding, wire mesh device is designed specifically to fit within the PDA of very low weight preemies with little risk of interference with adjacent structures.

Pediatric Emergency Experts Urge Parents to Seek Care for their Children When Needed

May 28, 2020 – The emergency room has seen an increase in children coming in for emergency care with injuries that appear to be days old. Michelle Blumstein, Medical Director of Trauma Services at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, says delaying care is dangerous. Wounds can become infected, fractures can worsen and oftentimes a clinical evaluation is needed.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Frequently Updated

March 17, 2020 – We understand that news related to the international spread of COVID-19 has raised concerns in our community. As part of our commitment to the region’s children and families, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is in daily contact with local, state and federal agencies to monitor the situation, and is prepared to evaluate and care for patients with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19.  

Orthopedic Surgery Program at Nicklaus Children's Provides Glimpse into Orthopedic Careers for High School Students

February 07, 2020 – More than 50 high school and college students had the opportunity to learn firsthand from orthopedic professionals at Nicklaus Children's Hospital as part of the Perry Outreach Program, a conference for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering.

NCHS Recognized as Platinum Award Recipient for Best Internet Home Page and Best Digital Marketing Campaign by 2019 eHealthcare Leadership Awards

December 23, 2019 – Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) was honored during the 20th annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards as a platinum recognition recipient in two categories – best internet home page and best digital marketing campaign.

2018 Annual Report

November 18, 2019 – New research protocols with potential to change the future of pediatric care. New outpatient centers that expand the Nicklaus brand and reach in South Florida. A new health plan to support access for underserved children. And new programs and initiatives that promise better tomorrows for the region’s children. These exciting 2018 developments were part of another great year of pediatric care leadership and excellence for Nicklaus Children’s Health System. Click to read the 2018 report to the community.

ENT Surgeon Participates in Mission Trip to Peru

July 01, 2019 – Pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon Dr. Brian Ho recently participated in a mission trip to Cusco, Peru. The trip was organized by Support Our Smiles, a nonprofit comprised of medical professionals who volunteer their time to deliver comprehensive ENT care to underserved children around the world. Dr. Ho, in collaboration with colleagues from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, evaluated more than 100 children, performed more than 20 surgeries, visited a school for hearing-impaired children and conducted approximately 50 hearing tests. Dr. Ho looks forward to returning to Cusco for another mission trip this September.

National Cancer Survivor's Day 2019

June 03, 2019 – Patients from the Nicklaus Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center reunited with their doctors and nurses for a day of family fun to celebrate life on National Cancer Survivors Day.

Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot in Nearly 400 patients, a Single Center Experience: 1995-2019

May 22, 2019 – The Heart Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital remains dedicated to providing the very best and safest experience for patients undergoing congenital heart surgery. This report will review the program’s 24-year surgical experience in repairing children with a diagnosis of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF).

Friends Through the Fight: 2 South Florida girls fighting same form of rare bone cancer become friends

May 20, 2019 – Two South Florida girls were diagnosed with the same rare form of bone cancer. They didn’t know each other when they started treatment but became friends through the fight. 7’s Alex de Armas shares their story.

DNA Day Gone to the Dogs at Nicklaus Children’s

May 14, 2019 – Pet therapy dogs at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital helped teach children about genetic diversity during the hospital’s DNA Day Gone to the Dogs event on April 25. A Havanese and a Burmese Mountain dog were among the four-legged educators. The hospital’s Personalized Medicine Initiative (PMI) team sponsored the activity to support learning in a fun way.

South Florida baby born with rare skin disorder

May 07, 2019 – When Carolina Fenner went into labor in March, she was anticipating the joy of welcoming her baby girl, already named Luna, into the world. But moments after the birth, her excitement was tempered by confusion, a large birthmark was covering the majority of little Luna's face.

Repair of Truncus Arteriosus, a Single Center Experience: 1995-2019

April 30, 2019 – The Heart Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital remains dedicated to providing the very best and safest experience for patients undergoing congenital heart surgery. This report will review the program’s 24-year surgical experience in repairing children with a diagnosis of truncus arteriosus.

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