Published on: 08/24/2016
MIAMI -- Michael L. Harrington has joined Nicklaus Children’s Hospital as president and chief operating officer. In this role, he will oversee day-to-day operations of the 289-bed pediatric specialty hospital, the flagship of Miami Children’s Health System.
Mr. Harrington brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership. Most recently he served as president of Christus Health Louisiana, where he provided operational leadership for a 284-bed medical center, 84-bed rehabilitation center and a 130-bed long-term-care facility. Previously, Mr. Harrington served as chief operating officer at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, Virginia and at Cape Fear Valley Health System in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Mr. Harrington’s experience includes developing and opening a pediatric emergency department, and general acute pediatric inpatient services in several facilities as well as a pediatric intensive care unit and perinatology services. His pediatric experience also includes overseeing mental health services for children and adolescents, as well as developing and managing physician practices and leading outpatient rehabilitation services.
Mr. Harrington received a master of business administration degree from Webster College in Sarasota, Florida, a master of arts in counseling psychology from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and has earned a Lean Six-Sigma yellow belt.