Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only independent, free-standing licensed specialty hospital
exclusively for children. For 60 years, Nicklaus Children's Hospital has provided state-of-the-art pediatric care for South Florida's children, birth to age 21. The idea for the unique pediatric hospital dates back to the 1930's when Miami's leading orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Weiland, proposed building a South Florida hospital for children who were victims of polio. Founded in 1950 as Variety Children's Hospital, the renowned medical institution was renamed Nicklaus Children's Hospital in 1983. The 275-bed pediatric complex offers more than 40 distinct medical specialties to treat childhood diseases.
Published on: 10/13/2010