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Authorized Spokesperson

Authorized Hospital Spokesperson:
Jennifer Caminas
Media & Public Relations
Phone: (305) 663-8476
Beeper: (305) 286-4370
E-mail: Jennifer.caminas@mch.com

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


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