Published on: 11/30/2010
From left to right: Janet Bell-Taylor, Director, Patient and Family Services; Jackie Gonzalez, ARNP, MSN, CNAA, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; Bing Wood, ARNP, MSN, Administrative Director, Critical Care, LifeFlight and Pulmonary; Alex Soto, Member of the Board; Donna Huck, Secretary; Gary Gregory, Chairman of the Board; Jane Bragg, RN, MSN, MBA, CPON, NEA-BC, Director of Psychiatry; Mirtha Gonzalez, MSN, ARNP, Director of NICU and 2 North; Oscar Mesa, Manager, Michael Fux Family Center
Miami, FL - Three Miami Children's Hospital Board Members became the first official “nurse ambassadors,” shadowing selected floor nurses on October 26, 2010 at Miami Children's Hospital. Gary Gregory, Chairman of the Board, Donna Huck, Secretary and Alex Soto, Board Member, began the day with a welcoming breakfast and tour of the hospital’s newest family-friendly enhancement, the Michael Fux Family Center. The board members experienced an in-depth perspective by visiting specific patient care units throughout the hospital while working with the nurses.
About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. 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 and 2010 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.