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About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – part of Miami Children’s Health System – is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 740 attending physicians and over 220 pediatric subspecialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015-16, by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, visit

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Latest Press Release

Jamie Wiggins, Administrative Director of Inpatient Services at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Elected to Board of the Nursing Consortium of South Florida
Mr. Wiggins will serve a two year term on the Nursing Consortium of South Florida Board of Directors
All Three Nicklaus Children's Intensive Care Units Recognized with Gold Beacon Awards
National three-year awards recognize exceptional patient care and a healthy work environment
Publix Retail Pharmacy Opens at Nicklaus Children's Hospital
The Publix Retail Pharmacy will enhance access to services and increase convenience for all who visit the Nicklaus Children's Hospital campus.

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