Authorized Spokesperson

Members of the news media needing information about Nicklaus Children's Hospital, should contact our Public Relations Department. For immediate assistance, please call the on-call pager at (305) 286-4370.

We will provide prompt assistance 24 hours a day, regarding:

  • Patient condition updates
  • Breaking news
  • Information about programs and services
  • Medical experts on children's health

Only an authorized spokesperson is permitted to release the following information, which is consistent with the patient confidentiality policy of Nicklaus Children's Hospital:

  • GOOD: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators are favorable.
  • FAIR: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable. Indicators are favorable.
  • SERIOUS: Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill. Indicators are questionable.
  • CRITICAL: Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.

Please note that the term "stable" should not be used as a condition. Furthermore, this term should not be used in combination with other conditions, which by definition, often indicate a patient is unstable.

Authorized Hospital Spokesperson:

Gabriela Rodriguez
Media & Public Relations
Phone: (305) 331-7026
Beeper: (305) 286-4370
Gabriela.Rodriguez@Nicklaushealth.org