Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Horizon Nurse Residency Program has achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Accreditation with Distinction is the highest recognition bestowed by the ANCC’s Commission on Accreditation. Nicklaus Children’s is the second children’s hospital in the nation to achieve this recognition.
Nicklaus Children’s has more inpatient units recognized with Beacon Awards than any other children’s hospital in the nation.
Jackie Gonzalez, DN, MSN, ARNP, Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was recognized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as a 2017 Health Care Hero in the nursing category. Dr. Gonzalez was honored for her leadership and commitment to patient safety, which gave rise to the hospital’s Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program, now in use in more than 1,300 hospitals around the globe.