Video Center

The Video Center provides you with easy access to all Nicklaus Children's Hospital, online video assets. You will find archives of media footage that has been broadcasted locally, nationally and internationally. Specialty videos about our Outpatient Care Centers and medical education topics are also featured on this page.

Meet James Enos, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

James Enos, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

10/4/2017

Dr. Anthony Rossi, discusses the importance of EKG screenings for young athletes

The Heart Program provides care for more children with congenital heart disorders than any other hospital in Florida and has been ranked among the nation’s best for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery by U.S.News & World Report.

10/4/2017

Meet Dr. Kelly Seiler, Pediatric Endocrinologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Kelly Seiler is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multi-specialty group practice of Miami Children's Health System. She is a pediatric endocrinologist within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center in Weston, FL.

10/4/2017

October Patient of the Month: Mariana

Meet our October Patient of the Month, Mariana. Mariana was born with Crouzon syndrome, a genetic disorder that prevents the skull from growing normally. For Mariana, it also caused difficulties with her breathing, but unfortunately, in Venezuela, where Mariana was born, they did not have the resources to treat her condition.

9/28/2017

Tracheostomy Tube Change

This video will teach you how to properly change a tracheostomy tube if it becomes dislodged or if it is obstructed. 

9/28/2017

Tracheostomy Suctioning

This video will teach you how to properly suction a tracheostomy tube. 

9/28/2017

Tracheostomy Site Care

This video will teach you how to properly care for a tracheostomy tube. 

9/28/2017

Gastrostomy Tube Care

This video will teach you how to properly care for a gastrostomy tube. The video will review how to clean a gastrostomy tube site, how to give a feedings and what to do if the tube becomes dislodged.

9/28/2017

Asthma and Your Child

This video will teach you what Asthma is, what symptoms your child will experience during an asthma attack, different asthma triggers, what medications are used to treat asthma. 

9/28/2017

Dateline Health Show 459: Speciality Care for Infants & Children

This edition of Dateline Health is about children and infants with special needs.

9/28/2017

Pain Management and Awareness at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

September is Pain Awareness Month. This month-long recognition was created to increase education and awareness within our community about the effects of pain, the available treatments to alleviate pain and the importance of communication with healthcare providers regarding pain-related concerns so that pain can be better understood and treated.  

9/6/2017

Harper's Success Story

When Harper was diagnosed with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome shortly after birth, her family knew they wanted the best team possible for her tongue reduction surgery. Harper now leads a limitless life thanks to Dr. Chad Perlyn, an expert in treating macroglossia, and the Craniofacial Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

8/31/2017

Dr. Roberto Warman shares important vision safety tips for the solar eclipse

In anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse, here are safety tips to keep your family and little ones safe during this exciting natural event.

8/18/2017

Free EKG Screening for Student Athletes

Every 3 days, the life of a young athlete is lost due to sudden cardiac death. Usually, there are no advanced signs or symptoms. But the saddest part is that it's entirely preventable. A simple EKG screenig can detect heart problems before it's too late. Miami Children's Hospital is offering this invaluable test free of charge to middle and high school sports participants.

8/17/2017

Meet Miladys Palau-Collazo, MD - The Division of Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Miladys Palau-Collazo is a pediatric endocrinologist with The Division of Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

8/15/2017

Give Me 5 Campaign: Have a fruit with Breakfast

The Give Me 5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.



8/15/2017

Give Me 5 Campaign: Eat at least 5 Fruits and Veggies

The Give Me 5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.



8/15/2017

Give Me 5 Campaign: Make half your plate fruits and veggies

The Give Me 5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.



8/15/2017

Make a Veggie Snack

The Give Me 5 campaign teaches the importance of having at least 5 fruits and veggies with every meal.

8/15/2017

What to expect on the day of your surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

One of our patients show us step by step what to expect when having a same-day surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

8/15/2017

Que esperar en el día de su cirugía en Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Uno de nuestros pacientes nos muestra paso a paso qué esperar cuando se realiza una cirugía del mismo día en Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

8/15/2017

Multidisciplinary Approach I Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Monica Payares-Lizano, MD discusses the multidisciplinary team approach for neuromuscular disorders

8/8/2017

August Patient of the Month: Piero

Meet our August Patient of the Month, Piero. Born at just 27 weeks old, Piero had to be admitted into the NICU at the hospital where he was born and was intubated to allow his lungs to continue developing.

8/2/2017

Meet Doctor Saima Aftab - Perinatal Medicine

Saima Aftab, MD is a neonatologist and PSA chief for the Section of Neonatology and Perinatal Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and serves as medical director of the Fetal Care Center.

7/31/2017

Meet Doctor Joy Baysa - The Heart Program

Joy Baysa, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist and electrophysiologist with The Heart Program.

7/31/2017

Meet Doctor Madalsa Patel - The Heart Program

Madalsa Patel, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric intensivist with The Heart Program.

7/31/2017

Meet Doctor Alisa Muñiz-Crim - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Muñiz-Crim is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Miami Children's Health System, and is the PSA Section Chief for Pediatric Gastroenterology.

7/25/2017

Meet Doctor Shifra Koyfman - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Koyfman is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Miami Children's Health System, and sees patients at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami and the Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center.

7/25/2017

CICU Technology | Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Beatriz Blogs shares an inside look at the latest technology used inside the new Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) in the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion.

7/19/2017

July Patient of the Month: Lacy

Meet our July Patient of the Month, Lacy. Lacy was only 2 years old when her parents noticed that something was wrong. They took her to various doctors to try to find what could be the cause, Lacy had an 8 cm. tumor in her brain, occupying most of the lower part of her head.

7/10/2017

Meet Reshma Naidoo, PhD - Director of Cognitive Neuroscience

Reshma Naidoo, PhD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neuropsychologist and neurorehabilitation speacialits with the Brain Institute.

6/29/2017

Magnetic Growing Rods Treatment for Scoliosis | Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Pediatric Spine Surgeon, Dr. John Asghar MD, talks about new developments in the technology of growing rods to treat children with scoliosis.

6/9/2017

Intraoperative MRI | Innovations Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. John Ragheb, director of the division of neurosurgery, with the Brain Institute at Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses guided imaging which brings MRI technology directly into the surgical suite to enhance safety and ensure complete removal of tumors and preservation of healthy tissue.

6/8/2017

Pediatric Heart Surgery | Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. Kristine Guleserian, congenital heart surgeon, with the Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses minimally invasive approaches to pediatric heart surgery.

6/7/2017

June Patient of the Month: Bi'Yanie

At a young age, Bi’Yanie was diagnosed with sickle cell, a blood disorder that causes the cells to take on a crescent or sickle shape and can lead to very painful episodes called crises. Today, Bi’Yanie is getting stronger by the day, thanks to the bone marrow transplant she received at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

6/6/2017

iMRI Technology Provides Surgeons Real Time View of Brain Tumors

Nearly 5,000 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year. Now new technology is helping doctors remove these tumors and save children from additional surgery.

5/29/2017

Michael Fux Family Center

The Michael Fux Family Center (MFFC) is exclusively dedicated for the entertainment of all of our patients, families and visitors. It is our way of making you feel more at home! The center offers a wide range of services and conveniences.

5/16/2017

Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion | The Beacon Award for Excellence

Jackie Gonzalez, Nicklaus Children's Chief Nursing Officer, discusses how the new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion on the Nicklaus Children's campus provides comfort and tranquility to parents of children receiving acute care. She also discusses about the gold Beacon Award for Excellence Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has received by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).

For patients and families, the Beacon Award for Excellence signifies exceptional care through improved outcomes and greater overall satisfaction.

5/16/2017

El Pabellón de Cuidado Pediátrico Avanzado

La Dra. Deise Granado-Villar, Vicepresidente de Asuntos Académicos, explica el propósito de este pabellón.

5/16/2017

April Patient of the Month: Anabella

​Meet our April Patient of the Month, Anabella. During an early check-up, Anabella was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition called atrial septum defect, or a hole in her heart.

4/10/2017

Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion VLog on Play Spaces

Beatriz Canals of Beatriz Blogs shares a vlog of the play spaces available for patients and siblings inside the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion.

3/15/2017

March Patient of the Month: Milagros

At 12 years old, Milagros was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack itself. In Milagros’ case, the disease attacked her kidneys, and a few years after her diagnosis, her kidneys completely shut down.

3/8/2017

A New Home for Innovative Healing: The APCP

Take a tour of the modern lobby and second floor which houses the CICU (Cardiac Intensive Care Unit) of Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion.

2/27/2017

APCP: Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Miami Children's Health System, discusses how the new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion on the Nicklaus Children's campus provides comfort and tranquility to parents of children receiving acute care.

2/27/2017

52nd Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course - Perspectives in Pediatrics - 2017

Miami Children's Health System is proud to present the 52nd Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course to be held Thursday, March 16, 2017 through Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in sunny Miami, Florida.

2/20/2017

Meet Kristine Guleserian, MD - The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Kristine Guleserian, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a congenital heart surgeon with the The Heart Program.

2/9/2017

PEDS 2040

Nicklaus Children's is proud to have been the host of this year's Pediatrics 2040 (PEDS2040) conference, which showcases the future of technology and innovation in pediatric healthcare.

1/25/2017

About Miami Children's Health System

Miami Children's Health System's journey from a stand alone children's specialty hospital to the pediatric health system known today all around the world.

1/12/2017

Nicklaus Children's Mobile Dental Unit - Unveiling Ceremony

A new state-of-the-art mobile health unit is making its way to underserved children in South Florida, offering free oral health screenings, assessments and exams, all supported by telehealth connectivity with care providers at Nicklaus Children’s main campus. 
The 40-foot mobile unit is Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s latest endeavor to assist families in need as part of its vision “to be where the children are” in South Florida and beyond.

12/13/2016

November Patient of the Month: Andres

We introduce you to our Patient of the Month, Andres. When he was in high school, Andres was a wrestler, competing at some of the highest levels in the state. Then, in his senior year, the unimaginable happened; Andres suffered injuries that made it impossible for him to continue wrestling.

11/21/2016

Meet Doctor Lina Maria Felipez - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Lina Felipez is Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research and a pediatric gastroenterologist within the Division of Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.

10/27/2016

Meet Doctor Luis Caicedo Oquendo - Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Luis Caicedo is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami.
 

10/27/2016

First Patient moved in the APCP

First Cardiac Patient moved to Nicklaus Children's Hospital's New CICU in the APCP

10/27/2016

Nicklaus Children's Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion

The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion (APCP) at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a six-story, 213,000-square-foot bed tower that houses the hospital’s critical care offerings and an enhanced care environment for the pediatric population. Of the hospital’s 289 beds, 189 are located in the new tower.
Learn more at https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/apcp

10/25/2016

October Patient of the Month: Astry

After Astry was born, her parents noticed that she wasn't progressing as babies typically do. She wasn't able to lift her head and she showed a lot of muscle weakness. Her pediatrician recommended they take her to see a neurologist, and so Astry's parents brought her to Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

10/4/2016

Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA)

Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA) is the physician-led group practice of Miami Children’s Health System, which operates the renowned Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and its outpatient centers located throughout South Florida. Dr. Leonard Feld, president, welcomes you and discusses the team’s commitment to bringing lifelong health and hope to children and their families through innovative and compassionate care.

9/29/2016

Meet Lina Felipez, MD - The Division of Gastroenterology

Dr. Lina Felipez is Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research and a pediatric gastroenterologist within the Division of Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami. She is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America, the physician-led group practice of Miami Children's Health System, and sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Aventura Care Center in South Florida.

9/27/2016

Nicklaus Children's Hospital: A Leader in Pediatric Health Care IT

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, with many specialty programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, has maintained its status as a Healthcare’s Most Wired health system by the American Hospital Association.

9/19/2016

GiveMe5 Recipes: Veggie Wrap

Wrapping some cruchies veggies in a whole wheat tortilla makes for an easy to eat and delicious snack.

9/16/2016

GiveMe5 Recipes: Apple Dippers

Recipe for apple dipper snacks. Remeber to wash your apples before eating them, and to ask an adult for assistance with the apple slicer or other sharp utensils.

9/16/2016

GiveMe5 Recipes: Salad Shake

Recipe for a veggie salad shaker. Quickly make a salad using a mason jar, your favorite vegetables and a low calorie dip.

9/16/2016

GiveMe5 Recipes: Fruity Cereal

Adding berries or a banana to your cereal is a great way to add a fruit serving to your breakfast.

9/16/2016

Veggie Wrap - GiveMe5 Recipes

Recipe for a veggie wrap. Nicklaus Children's Hospital's #GiveMe5 campaign shares the importance of eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

9/16/2016

Veggie Dippers - GiveMe5 Recipes

Recipe for a veggie dipper. Nicklaus Children's Hospital's #GiveMe5 campaign shares the importance of eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

9/16/2016

Fruity Cereal - GiveMe5 Recipes

Recipe for a fruity cereal. Nicklaus Children's Hospital's #GiveMe5 campaign shares the importance of eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

9/16/2016

Salad Shake - GiveMe5 Recipes

Recipe for a veggie salad shaker. Nicklaus Children's Hospital's #GiveMe5 campaign shares the importance of eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

9/16/2016

Apple Dippers - GiveMe5 Recipes

Recipe for apple dipper snacks. Nicklaus Children's Hospital's #GiveMe5 campaign shares the importance of eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

9/16/2016

GiveMe5 Recipes: Veggie Dippers

Veggie dippers are fast, easy, and a healthy treat.

9/15/2016

Dr. Fuad Alkhoury talks about Robotic Single Site Surgery for Children with daVinci Xi System

Nicklaus Children’s is among the first pediatric facilities in the region to offer robotic single-site incision surgery for children utilizing the da Vinci Xi® system. The technique offers a single incision minimally invasive surgical option for gallbladder or ovarian surgeries in children.

9/9/2016

September patient of the month: Juan Pablo

When he and his family were still living in Venezuela, Juan Pablo was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer. Watch Juan Pablo’s story and help us raise awareness throughout the month of September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

9/8/2016

Entrevista con la Voluntaria de Año, Pintora Diana de los Rios

El trabajo de Diana ha traído alegría e inspiración a los pacientes, sus familias y trabajadores del Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. No es de extrañar que haya sido nombrada como el Voluntario Sobresaliente del Año 2015.

8/24/2016

Interview with Volunteer of the Year, Painter Diana de los Rios

Diana’s work has brought immeasurable joy and inspiration to the patients, families, and workers of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. It’s no wonder she was named our 2015 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

8/24/2016

An interview with Nicklaus Children’s 2015 volunteer of the year, painter Diana De Los Rios

Prolific muralist finds greatest inspiration in creating art for young patients and their families.

8/22/2016

Dr. Otto M. Ramos discusses Zika virus

Dr. Otto Ramos, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, discusses topics regarding how the Zika virus is trasmitted, diagnosed, what the symptoms are, and how to prevent infection.

8/16/2016

Meet Doctor Chad Perlyn - Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Chad Perlyn, MD is a pediatric plastic surgeon and Co-Director of the operating room at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

8/9/2016

Meet Doctor Aaron Berger - Pediatric Plastic Surgeon

Aaron Berger, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric plastic surgeon and hand surgeon.

8/9/2016

Meet Doctor Arielle Hay - Pediatric Rheumatologist

Arielle Hay, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric rheumatologist.

8/9/2016

August patient of the month: Tonaly

At just 17 years old, Tonaly was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a condition that kept her in the hospital for almost three months. Thanks to the treatment she received at Nicklaus Children’s, Tonaly no longer experiences the strong pains she once did, and with the help of Lisa, she developed the strength to face her condition head-on.

8/8/2016

Meet Doctor Sanjiv Bhatia - Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Sanjiv Bhatia, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neurosurgeon with the Brain Institute.

8/5/2016

Meet Doctor Toba Niazi - Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Toba Niazi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric neurosurgeon with the Brain Institute.

8/5/2016

Review of Ketogenic Diet in the Treatment of Dravet Syndrome - Maria Del Pilar Gennaro, ARNP

Maria del Pilar Grennaro,  Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, talks about the Ketogenic Diet as a treatment of Dravet Syndrome during the 2016 Dravet Syndrome Foundation Biennial Conference.

8/1/2016

Creative Meal Planning in the Ketogenic Diet - Cristina Visona, Registered Dietitian

Cristina Visona, MS, RD, LD/N, CSP, Clinical Dietitian of the Brain Institute, talks about creative meal planning for children that are on the ketogenic diet at the 2016 Dravet Syndrome Foundation Biennial Conference.

8/1/2016

July patient of the month: Teegan

Once the cardiac team met with Teegan and her family, the doctors realized that this was a case unlike any they had seen before. From before birth she had been diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and then they realized that she had a little less than half a heart and only one lung. Teegan's doctors and her parents knew she had a long road to recovery, but they were prepared to do whatever it takes to get her there.

7/12/2016

Meet Doctor Harry L. Shufflebarger - Director of Division of Spinal Surgery

Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD is the Director of the the Division of Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

6/24/2016

Alexandra's Arthritis Success Story

​When she was 7 years old, Alexandra started experiencing pain, especially in her feet. At first, her parents thought maybe it was growing pains, or perhaps related to playing sports. It soon became clear that Alexandra had something much more serious when the pain became too much for her to even walk.

6/21/2016

Meet Doctor Ronald Kanter - Director of Electrophysiology

Ronald Kanter, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Electrophysiology with The Heart Program.

6/8/2016

Meet Doctor Danyal Khan, MD - Pediatric Cardiologist

Danyal Khan, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with the The Heart Program.

6/1/2016

Growing Rods Treatment for Scoliosis | Keeping Kids Healthy

Pediatric Spine Surgeon, Dr. John Asghar MD, talks about how growing rods are used to treat children with scoliosis.

5/20/2016

Prevention of Sports Injuries in Children | Keeping Kids Healthy

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Spurdle, MD, talks about sports injuries and prevention in children.

5/20/2016

Orthopedic Care for Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injuries | Keeping Kids Healthy

Dr. Monica Payares-Lizano. MD talks about the orthopedic care offered at Nicklaus Children's Hospital for pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.

5/13/2016

Developmental Hip Dysplasia in Children | Keeping Kids Healthy

Dr. Kevin Horowitz, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, talks about developmental hip dysplasia in children.

5/13/2016

May patient of the month: Emily

Emily was born with Pierre-Robin sequence, a condition present at birth which tends to cause a small jaw, a tongue that is displaced back towards the throat and a cleft palate. She was brought her to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where she underwent surgery to repair her cleft palate, and since then her life has completely turned around.

5/12/2016

Meet Doctor Robert Hannan - Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgeon

Robert Hannan, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiovascular surgeon with The Heart Program.

5/2/2016

Meet Doctor Jason Katz - Pediatric Cardiologist

Jason Katz, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program and the Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Fellowship Program.

4/27/2016

Meet Doctor Aparna Rajadhyaksha - Clinical Genetics & Metabolism

Aparna Rajadhyaksha, MD of Nicklaus Children's Division of Clinical Genetics is the Associate Medical Director of the Miami Genetic Laboratories.

4/27/2016

MCHF5K Hero: Raquel

At just 16 years old, Raquel was diagnosed with Pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She first noticed something was wrong in the summer of 2015 when she realized she had swollen glands behind her ear.

4/11/2016

Outstanding West Kendall Rehab Volunteer: Daniel Fernandez

Volunteers support hospital staff throughout all areas of the hospital. The pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, patient access, employee health office, and infection prevention are among the many areas volunteers are assigned. These volunteers are an integral part of the office teams and provide a valuable service. Our volunteers are also assisting all our Miami Children’s Hospital off-site centers and locations in Doral, Midtown, Miami Lakes, Miramar, Palm Beach, Palmetto Bay, West Kendall, Weston and the Blue Lagoon administrative offices. Volunteers are often recruited to assist with medical research, special projects, presentations and various hospital events as assigned by departments.

3/18/2016

Andrew's VACC Camp Story

Andrew was born with chronic lung disease and has had to live his entire life connected to a ventilator that helps him breathe. He’s been receiving treatment at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since he was three months old, and along the way he and his family were told about VACC Camp, a week-long camp free of charge for patients like him.

3/3/2016

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Renaming

For 65 years, we have been there for every step and every stage of your child's journey. We now are delighted to celebrate a new chapter: Miami Children's Hospital is now Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For Health. For Life.

2/16/2016

Alessandra's Success Story

At age 10, Alessandra was diagnosed with scoliosis and started receiving treatment at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. To view her inspiring story, visit mchf.org/alessandra.

1/13/2016

Kellen's Success Story

Kellen is an 11-month-old baby who has spent most of his life inside of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. That’s because, despite being born with no complications, Kellen’s kidneys completely shut down at nine weeks old, and he’s been on dialysis ever since. Watch Kellen’s inspiring story at mchf.org/kellen.

1/1/2016

Meet Doctor Stephen George - Pediatric Spine Surgeon

Stephen George, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric spine surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

11/16/2015

Meet Doctor Redmond Burke - Director of Cardiovascular Surgery

Redmond Burke, MD is the Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

11/13/2015

Meet Doctor Avi Baitner - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Avi Baitner, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

11/13/2015

Bracing for Scoliosis - The Division of Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

The Division of Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is one of the nation's most experienced teams in treating spinal disorders.

11/10/2015

The Division of Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

The Division of Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is one of the nation's most experienced teams in treating spinal disorders.

11/10/2015

Pediatric Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

The Division of Spinal Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is one of the nation's most experienced teams in treating spinal disorders.

11/9/2015

Meet Scott Schoenleber - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Scott Schoenleber, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

11/9/2015

Meet Doctor Parul Jayakar - Director of Neuro Genetic and Metabolic Program

Parul Jayakar, MD of Nicklaus Children's Division of Clinical Genetics is the Director of the Neuro Genetic and Metabolic Program and the Miami Genetic Laboratories.

11/6/2015

Meet Monica Maria Payares-Lizano, MD - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Monica Payares-Lizano, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

11/6/2015

Meet Doctor Kevin Horowitz - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Kevin Horowitz, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

10/29/2015

Meet Doctor Annie Casta - Pediatric Orthopedist

Annie Casta, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedist with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

10/29/2015

Nicklaus Children's Hospital History

For more than 65 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 1930s when Miami's leading orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Weiland, proposed building a South Florida hospital for children with debilitating orthopedic conditions. With the outbreak of polio, the hospital became known as the polio hospital of South Florida.  Founded in 1950 as Variety Children's Hospital, the renowned medical institution was renamed Nicklaus Children's Hospital in 2015, following a generous pledge from the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and golf icon Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara. The 289-bed pediatric complex offers more than 40 distinct medical specialties to treat childhood diseases.

10/26/2015

Annabella's Success Story

At a very young age, Annabella was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a condition that affects the kidneys. One day, she went into septic shock and her parents brought her to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. To view her inspiring story, visit mchf.org/annabella.

10/23/2015

Meet Doctor John Asghar - Pediatric Spine Surgeon

John Asghar, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric spine surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

10/9/2015

Meet Doctor Juan Bolivar - Associate Director of Cardiac Critical Care Services

Juan Bolivar, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is the Associate Director of Cardiac Critical Care Services within the Heart Program.

9/25/2015

Izabella's Success Story

Growing up, Izabella liked any and all sports, from soccer to baseball to whatever she could do outside. Then one day, her dad noticed her limping while she was playing. Later on at home, he took a closer look at her leg and noticed that her knee was swollen. They brought her to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where she received an MRI. To view her inspiring story, visit mchf.org/izabella.

9/18/2015

Maddy's Success Story

When Maddy was only 12 hours old, she was flown to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to undergo the first of several surgeries to treat spina bifida, a congenital condition that affects the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. Thanks to a multidisciplinary team approach, Maddy received coordinated care by an array of subspecialists. 

9/14/2015

Meet Doctor David Drossner - Pediatric Cardiologist

David Drossner, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

8/31/2015

Dayana's Success Story

At the age of 6, Dayana's life changed forever when she was diagnosed with diabetes. She didn’t immediately know what that meant, but the realization that the rest of her life would consist of finger pricks and monitoring her sugar level was a hard one. To view her inspiring story, visit mchf.org/dayana.
 

8/24/2015

Meet Doctor Craig Spurdle - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Craig Spurdle, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

8/6/2015

Meet Doctor Cecilio Lopez - Director of Cardiac Non Invasive Imaging

Leo Lopez, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Cardiac Non invasive imaging with the Heart Program.

7/28/2015

Meet Doctor Anthony Rossi - Director of Cardiac Critical Care

Anthony Rossi, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Director of Cardiac Critical Care with The Heart Program.

7/28/2015

Meet Doctor Michael Tidwell - Chief of Orthopedics

Michael Tidwell, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Chief of Orthopedics.

7/28/2015

Meet Doctor Stephen M. Swirsky - Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Stephen M. Swirsky, DO of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with the Orthopedic Surgery Program.

7/28/2015

Meet Doctor Jun Sasaki - Pediatric Cardiologist

Jun Sasaki, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a pediatric cardiologist with The Heart Program.

7/21/2015

Meet Doctor John Ragheb - Director of Neurosurgery

John Ragheb, MD of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is the Director of the Division of Neurosurgery. Dr. Ragheb created a program to treat hydrocephalus in children in Haiti under the sponsorship of Project Medishare. An all-volunteer surgical team travels to Haiti twice per year to perform surgeries on children with hydrocephalus, with approximately twenty surgeries being performed during each trip.

7/21/2015

Jimmy's Success Story

While on vacation in Florida, Jimmy's father noticed he was feeling lethargic and unlike himself. One morning, he didn't wake up and as his father brought him out the front door, Jimmy had his first massive seizure. To view Jimmy's inspiring story, visit mchf.org/jimmy.

7/10/2015

Felix's Sickle Cell Success Story

When he was just a young boy in Nicaragua, Felix’s mom noticed that he often complained about pains and not the usual pains for an active boy his age. After he was taken for blood tests, doctors discovered that Felix had sickle cell disease.

6/20/2015

Miami Children's Hospital Becomes Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Unveils New Logo

Originally founded as Variety Children’s Hospital in 1950, Miami Children’s Hospital unveiled a new logo on March 19, 2015 featuring its new Nicklaus Children’s Hospital name, during a press conference with golf icon Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara.

4/29/2015

Gracie's Success Story

When her mom was still 11 weeks pregnant with her, Gracie was diagnosed with Down syndrome and soon after, doctors discovered something else; she also had a congenital heart defect that would require surgery shortly after birth. To view her inspiring story, visit mchf.org/gracie.

3/31/2015

Introducing Nicklaus Children's Hospital as Part of Miami Children's Health System

As the hospital celebrates 65 years of changing the lives of patients and families, we embrace a new name and future for our hospital and outpatient centers. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the same renowned nonprofit pediatric specialty hospital that has earned international recognition for care excellence throughout 65 years of service. Thanks to the generous support of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and its founders, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, we will continue to grow and expand our world-class services.

3/25/2015

Dra. Viviana Idrobo Explica Que Hacer Cuando Su Hijo Tenga Dolor de Estómago

Dra. Viviana Idrobo explica que hacer cuando su hijo tenga dolor de e​stómago.

3/19/2015

Outstanding Child Life Volunteer - Laura Spagna

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital Outstanding Child Life Volunteer: Laura Spagna

Volunteers placed with Child Life, support the emotional well-being of the 
hospitalized child through appropriate interactive play activities. Volunteers assist at the bedside, holding babies, nurturing patients and families, assisting with meals, and other tasks contributing to their comfort. Volunteers placed in the main playroom are responsible for motivating and encouraging play participation. Volunteer involvement includes planning, preparing and presenting activities in the playroom as well as participating with the children on.

3/3/2015

Outstanding Child Care Volunteer - Bettina Tetzner

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital Outstanding Child Care Volunteer: Bettina Tetzner

Child Care volunteers assist staff by supervising the children at play. They participate in providing entertainment for the children, holding and comforting them, and are instrumental in encouraging children’s play in both structured and creative activities.

3/3/2015

Outstanding Operating Room Volunteer - Kristie Downs

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital Outstanding Operating Room Volunteer: Kristie Downs 

Volunteers are assigned in the OR waiting rooms, minor procedure suite, pre-op, recovery, and operating room. The OR volunteers assist in alleviating and supporting patient flow, provide assistance to the nursing team, as well as enhancing the family experience. They support with transporting, customer service, restocking, bringing blankets, and comforting patients at bedside. Volunteers also assist our nurses and doctors in the operating room and sterile processing.

3/3/2015

“For Health. For Life.” Our vision is to be where the children are.

Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey.

2/26/2015

Connor's Success Story

On the day he was born, Connor’s parents could not wait to meet their baby boy. The pregnancy had gone well, so they were shocked to see that Connor was born blue. Something was wrong, and their fears were confirmed when Connor started coding and the doctors huddled around him. To learn more about Connor's inspiring story, visit mchf.org/connor.

11/12/2014

Don't let Gaetano fight alone

Just four months after being born, Gaetano Picarelli already knows what it means to fight for his life. To view his inspiring story, visit mchf.org/gaetano.

11/5/2014

Pediatric Radiology

A look at the Radiology center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. The department of Radiology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is an exclusive pediatric radiology facility providing state-of-the art equipment and a staff that is trained and dedicated to the care of infants and children.

10/24/2014

Pediatric Radiology

A look at the Radiology center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. The department of Radiology at Nicklaus Childrens Hospital is an exclusive pediatric radiology facility providing state-of-the art equipment and a staff that is trained and dedicated to the care of infants and children.

10/24/2014

Christian's Success Story

He was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which means that the left side of his heart did not fully develop while in the womb, and so could not pump his blood. To view his inspiring story, visit mchf.org/christian.

10/8/2014

About Nicklaus Children's Hospital - A World Leader in Pediatric Healthcare

Founded in 1950, Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital) is South Floridas only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. 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 2009-2010 by U.S.News & World Report. 

The hospital has also been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing professions most prestigious institutional honor and is home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States.

8/7/2014

Sydnie & Tenille's Success Stories

Sydnie and Tenille are two teenagers who at first glance look very different from each other. They’re a year apart in school and have completely opposing styles, but they have one thing in common; they both have sickle cell disease. To view their inspiring stories, visit mchf.org/sydnietenille.

7/31/2014

Volunteer Spotlight - Nina Delgado

Volunteer spotlight - Nina Delgado

7/7/2014

Ralphie's Critical Care Success Story

Just a day after being born, Ralphie was unable to breathe on his own. It was at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, one of few hospitals in the region at the time with an ECMO program for pediatric patients, that Ralphie was able to receive the critical care he needed. To view his inspiring story, visit mchf.org/ralphie.

7/4/2014

Dateline: Health with Dr. Jayakar & Dr. Danyal

Dr. Parul Jayakar, Director of Pediatric Clinical Genetics and Metabolism and Dr. Khan Danyal, Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist talk about their respective programs with Fred Lippman, R. Phd, Ed. D. on his program Dateline: Health

6/30/2014

Alexis's Osteogenesis Imperfecta Success Story

Alexis has suffered more fractures in her short time of life than what the average person will in their entire lifetime. This is because Alexis has a very rare disease called osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as "brittle bone disease." Despite her condition, Alexis maintains the attitude of a healthy, happy child.

6/23/2014

Andrew's Success Story

Andrew Lorenzen had always been a healthy, happy child, who enjoyed playing all types of sports. So, when his mom brought him to Nicklaus Children's to get a free EKG screening, neither of them believed the results would actually come back showing something was wrong with Andrew.

5/4/2014

Pediatric Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Surgery - Mason Glassgold Success Story

This PSA aired during the 2014 Honda Classic PGA tour stop. Watch how Mason was able to recover after undergoing surgery on a large brain tumor located on his brain stem. Due to Mason's hard work and the dedication of Nicklaus Children's Hospital neurosurgery, occupational and physical therapist located at the Nicklaus Outpatient Center in Palms Beach Gardens Florida, Mason has made an incredible progress.

3/11/2014

Anesthetic Procedures - Innovations In Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. Christopher Tirotta, Director of Cardiac Anesthesia at Miami Children's Hospital, explains the very special anesthetic procedures that are soothing both parents and children alike.

2/13/2014

Harrison's Success Story

Harrison's parents brought him to Nicklaus Children's thinking he had a regular stomach virus, but their world turned upside down when the Emergency Room doctors couldn't find a pulse on their son. To view his inspiring story, visit mchf.org/harrison.

2/4/2014

Sports Medicine - Dr. Craig Spurdle & Dr. Stephen Swirsky

Children's sports today can be more competitive than ever, so it's no surprise that sports injuries have been on a steady rise. We spoke to Dr. Craig Spurdle, orthopedic surgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, regarding new surgical techniques that address and consider growing children. We also spoke with Dr. Stephen Swirsky on how prevention is becoming a bigger part of orthopedic treatment.

1/28/2014

Sports Medicine - Innovations In Pediatric Healthcare

Children's sports today can be more competitive than ever, so it's no surprise that sports injuries have been on a steady rise. We spoke to Dr. Craig Spurdle, orthopedic surgeon at Miami Children's Hospital, regarding new surgical techniques that address and consider growing children. We also spoke with Dr. Stephen Swirsky on how prevention is becoming a bigger part of orthopedic treatment.

1/28/2014

Cleft Palate Surgery - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

We've all seen the photos of children with cleft palate. It can be a heartbreaking condition when not treated properly or not treated at all. Dr. S. Anthony Wolfe, Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Miami Children's Hospital, shares with us the innovations we're seeing to make these corrective procedures even better.

1/17/2014

Cleft Palate Surgery - Dr. S. Anthony Wolfe - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

We've all seen the photos of children with cleft palate. It can be a heartbreaking condition when not treated properly or not treated at all. Dr. S. Anthony Wolfe, Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Miami Children's Hospital, shares with us the innovations we're seeing to make these corrective procedures even better.

1/17/2014

Andres' Success Story

After being diagnosed with Leukemia in 2012, Andres spent 243 days at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and today he is healthier and happier, thanks to the care he received. To view his inspiring story, visit mchf.org/andres.

1/7/2014

Appendicitis - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

As parents, we've all seen our children complain of a tummy ache. But what happens when what seems to be tummy trouble turns into something more serious? What if your child had appendicitis? Dr. Leopoldo Malvezzi explains why Miami Children's Hospital is the most rusted source for treatment.

1/6/2014

Neurosurgery - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Brain surgery is truly a complex procedure. When it involves the brain of a child, the complexities can sometimes be exponential. Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, pediatric neurosurgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital tells us why the hospital is so special. He also shares with us some amazing strides they're making in surgical techniques to treat epilepsy.

12/26/2013

Nathan's Success Story

Nathan’s mom went in for what was supposed to be a normal ultrasound and instead discovered that her son’s heart had serious complications. It has taken over 20 cardiac surgeries to get Nathan to where he is now; a healthy, happy 8-year-old in third grade. Underneath the twinkling eyes and wide grin, though, he is nothing less than a miracle child.

12/20/2013

Cardiovascular Surgery - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

When a child is born with a heart condition, parents are potentially faced with years of treatment and in many cases, years of of multiple surgeries to correct the condition. A new procedure introduced by Dr. Redmond Burke, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at Miami Children's Hospital is the greatest hope for parents whose children suffer from congenital heart defects.

12/17/2013

Scoliosis & Spinal Surgery - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Physicians routinely screen for scoliosis. But what would happen if it affected your child? What are the options? Dr. Jahangir Asghar of Nicklaus Children's Hospital shares with us some very interesting facts.

12/5/2013

Surgical Procedures - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. Chad Perlyn, plastic surgeon and co-director of Nicklaus Children Hospital's operating room, explains why the surgical procedures and environment at the hospital are so special.

11/21/2013

Chest Wall Reconstruction - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. Cathy Burnweit, chief of pediatric surgery at Miami Children's Hospital, tells us how she has repaired the deformed chest walls of many children, giving them a new perspective and a new chance to lead a normal life.

11/20/2013

Chest Wall Reconstruction - Dr. Cathy Burnweit - Innovations in Pediatric Healthcare

Dr. Cathy Burnweit, chief of pediatric surgery at Miami Children's Hospital, tells us how she has repaired the deformed chest walls of many children, giving them a new perspective and a new chance to lead a normal life.

11/20/2013

Jamie, Camila, and Jose's Success Stories

The story of three patients that received treatment at Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center: Jamie (scoliosis), Camila (autism), and Jose (pediatric surgery).

11/19/2013

Ava's Success Story

Ava was a healthy, energetic 2 year old until one evening, she complained of belly pain when she laid down. The next day, her mom noticed Ava was lethargic, very thirsty for water and refused to drink milk, so she took her to the pediatrician and was referred to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cancer Center.

11/11/2013

Adolescent Medicine - Dr. Metee Comkornruecha

NBC 6's Kelly Craig talks to Dr. Metee Comkornruecha about Nicklaus Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine Program.

10/18/2013

Pediatric Immunizations

NBC 6's Kelly Craig talks to Dr. Marcos Mestre about Immunizations at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

10/18/2013

Pediatric Radiology

NBC 6's Kelly Craig talks to Carlos Duran, Director of Operations at the Department of Radiology about Immunizations at Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital).

10/18/2013

Gianna's Success Story

At just 4 years old, Gianna has had 3 open-heart surgeries at Miami Children's Hospital. Her parents were comforted by the incredible staff of doctors and nurses at MCH and thanks to them, Gianna will be able to live a full life.

10/13/2013

Excellent Healthcare in Your Neighborhood

If your child's health was in question, wouldn't you go far and wide to find the best care? Well, it turns out you don't have to go far at all.
Visit us at: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org

8/5/2013

Kyle

This is Kyle. He is suffering from a rare form of brain cancer. But Kyle has a lot to smile about. These are the best hands.
More information: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/brain

8/5/2013

Tara

Tara suffers from epilepsy, but she's not worried. She's surrounded by an army of neuroscience subspecialists.
More information: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/neu...

8/5/2013

The Smallest Patients

NIcklausi Children's Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit receives the smallest patients from everywhere, everyday.

8/5/2013

Who would you trust?

Heart problems can be terrifying, especially when it's the heart of an 11-year-old. In matters of this heart, who would you trust?
More information: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/heart

8/5/2013

Secure Mobility with Citrix

Dr. Redmond Burke Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital relies on Citrix and mobile devices to instantly access critical information, saving lives and diagnosing patients from anywhere. Visit www.citrix.com/workbetter to see more featured customer stories.

6/19/2013

MCH Anywhere

With its leading-edge telemedicine program, Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital) is delivering specialized pediatric care on a 24/7 basis to virtually any location in the world.

6/14/2013

Keeping kids Healthy - Acid Reflux

Dr. Aliza Muniz-Crim, MD from Nicklaus Children's Hospital speaks to NBC's Kelly Craig about Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), also known as Acid Reflux Disease, in infants and children; the symptoms and treatment; and the prevalence of the disease in children. 

6/4/2013

Surprise Flash Mob

Showing how far we are willing to go to demonstrate our commitment, appreciation and love for what we do, a hospital-wide surprise flash mob for MCH's CEO, Dr. Kini, is only the least we could do. Being here for the children goes beyond X-rays and Injections, it's in the heart of every member of the Miami Children's Hospital Family. 

6/4/2013

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Outpatient Centers TV Commercial

With nine-outpatient centers conveniently located across South Florida, Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides the personalized care to bring the little ones back to the playground.
More information: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/out... or call 1-800-432-6837.



6/4/2013

MCH silly skate TV commercial

Children do silly things, but Nicklaus Children's Hospital is always here to provide excellent-level care. We currently have nine out-patient centers conveniently located across South Florida.
More information: https://www.nicklauschildrens.org/out...

6/4/2013

Miami Children's Hospital Silly Rocket TV Commercial

Miami Children's Hospital Silly Rocket TV Commercial



2/4/2013

Thomas's Success Story

On August 28 2011 Thomas experienced Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He was hospitalized at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, and was put on medication. A few weeks later he had a heart cath with an ablation.

12/11/2012

Leadership and Innovation in Pediatrics

This half hour special aired on Thanksgiving day 2011 on CBS 4 WFOR.

12/6/2012

I Will Survive Bald, Brave, Beautiful®

Grammy Award-winning artist Gloria Gaynor rewrote the words of her iconic song I Will Survive in support of the Bald, Brave, Beautiful® project at Miami Children's Hospital. Additionally, Gaynor visited Miami Children's Hospital to record this song and music video to help spread the word that "kids and chemo should not go together." Donate now to help find a cure and provide hope to children with cancer: www.mchf.org/donate

10/27/2012

Pediatric Postgraduate Course (PPGC) - 46th Annual Pediatric Medicine Course

 The PPGC provides education in all areas of pediatrics including topics such as Metabolic Diseases, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nutrition, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine through its General Sessions and Symposiums/Workshops. 

9/26/2012

Pediatric Postgraduate Course (PPGC)

Nicklaus Children's Hospital has presented an annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course (PPGC) -- a course that is regarded as the most established continuing, independent medical education program in the country. This course stems from Nicklaus Children's Hospitals tradition of quality and excellence in health care for children and is academically tailored to advance the clinical and research aspects of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Renowned faculty from all over the United States and the world are invited to participate and present the most recent advances to the practicing pediatrician that directly impacts the practice. It is here that approximately 750 participants, including pediatricians, family practitioners, residents/fellows, and ancillary staff members are exposed to the worlds foremost teachers who have proven ability to translate theoretical information to the practical level of day-to-day pediatric care. This course, Perspectives in Pediatrics, serves as the centerpiece for the Continuing Medical Education Program at Nicklaus Childrens Hospital, which includes weekly Grand Rounds, and Radiology Conference. The PPGC provides education in all areas of pediatrics including topics such as Metabolic Diseases, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Nutrition, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Infectious Diseases, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine through its General Sessions and Symposiums/Workshops. Additionally, a Pediatric Board Review Course is offered that provides an opportunity to refresh pediatric knowledge to approximately 180 physicians preparing to sit for their pediatric boards.

9/26/2012

Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes program

A look at the Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes program.

9/20/2012

NICU - Neonatology

A look at the Neonatology program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

9/20/2012

The Michael Fux Family Center

This beautiful and welcoming facility, which opened in October 2009, makes families feel more at home while their children are hospitalized.

The center has it all, from basic comforts, such as showers and laundry facilities, to stress relievers including a small workout gym and massage room, and dazzling family entertainment facilities. There's even a movie theater! The Michael Fux Family Center also has a Library and Activity Room where patients and families can access a multitude of educational and entertainment sessions.

Planned with input from hospital patients and their families, the Family Center was fast-tracked when philanthropist Michael Fux pledged to finance most of the project.

The Michael Fux Family Center is located on the ground floor of the hospital near the lobby. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. To contact the Michael Fux Family Center please call 305-663-8500.

8/21/2012

Pediatric Nephrology Program

Information about the Pediatric Nephrology Department at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is home to some of the leading pediatric nephrologists in the nation. We can provide treatment for pediatric nephrology in children.

8/7/2012

Cancer Center

Information about Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cancer Center and one patient's success story.

8/7/2012

Why EKG/ECG Screenings are Important

Dr. Anthony Rossi, Director of Cardiac Critical Care talks about the importance of having a heart healthy student athlete, why an EKG screening is important and how you can get a free EKG.

6/26/2012

Nutrition - Erin Corrigan

Erin Corrigan, Registered Dietitian at Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formely Miami Children's Hospital) talks about the importance of nutrition, introducing foods and maintaining a healthy diet.

6/26/2012

Pediatric Gastroenterology - South Florida House Call

Dr. William Muinos, Gastroenterologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital talks about Child hood Obesity and the assocaited health problems.

6/21/2012

Cavities in Children

Dr. Rosie Roldan, Director of the Dental Clinic at Miami Children's Hospital talks about cavities and how they can be prevented.

6/21/2012

New Sports Medicine Therapy Program

Dr. Craig Spurdle, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Miami Children's Hospital talks about knee problems, ligament ruptures, managing sports related injuries and the new Sports Medicine Therapy Program.

6/21/2012

Tonsil Removal (Tonsillectomy)

Dr. Yamilet Tirado, Otolaryngologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital talks about having a tonsillectomy and why it is necessary.

6/21/2012

EKG Prevents Sudden Deaths in Student Athletes

Dr. Anthony Rossi, Cardiologist at Miami Children's Hospital talks about heart related deaths in student athletes and how parents can get a free EKG screening for there child in order to prevent sudden death.

6/21/2012

Adolescent Acne and Related Myths

Dr. Ana Duarte, Director of the Division of Dermatology talks about acne in adolescent and myths relating to this condition.

6/21/2012

Neurology & Neurosurgery Programs

A look at the Neurology and Neurosurgery programs at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and one patient's success after treatment. Looking for a child neurologist? Nicklaus Children's Hospital is home to many leading pediatric neurology specialists. Visit us today to see how we can help!

6/20/2012

Pediatric Cardiology Program

A look at the Pediatric Cardiology Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital) and one patient's success story. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is one of the nation's leading providers for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery. 

6/20/2012

Urology Program

Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital) is a leading children's hospital with a team of urologists that are highly qualified and can treat your child's urology problems.

6/20/2012

What Makes MCH Special

A look at what makes Miami Children's Hospital so special.

6/20/2012

Urology Program

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a leading children's hospital with a team of urologists that are highly qualified and can treat your child's urology problems.

6/20/2012

Pediatric Cardiology Program

A look at the Pediatric Cardiology Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and one patient's success story. Nickclaus Children's Hospital is one of the nation's leading providers for pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.
 

6/20/2012

Pulmonology Program

A look at the Pulmonology program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Does your child suffer from asthma? At Nicklaus Children's Hospital we have a team of highly experienced pulmonologists that is here to help and treat your child.

6/19/2012

Pulmonology Program

A look at the Pulmonology program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Does your child suffer from asthma? At Nicklaus Children's Hospital we have a team of highly experienced pulmonologists that is here to help and treat your child.

6/19/2012

Pediatric Orthopedics Program

A look at the Pediatric Orthopedics Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital and one patient's success story. Here at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, we are home to some of the nations leading pediatric orthopedic surgeons. Visit our website today to see how we can help.

6/19/2012

Kids Sports Injury Prevention - Dr. Steven Swirsky

Dr. Stephen Swirsky, DO Orthopaedic Surgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital talks about prevention, awarness and types of common sports related injuries seen in children such as fractures, joint dislocations and the treatment of concusions.

6/6/2012

Knee Injury Prevention - Dr. Craig Spurdle

Dr. Craig Spurdle, Orthopaedic Surgeon at nicklaus Children's Hospital, talks about the ACL injury prevention program for girls. He discusses why female athletes are prone to knee injuries and discusses some of the techniques in which girls can prevent injuries.

5/17/2012

Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion Animation

The 212,000-square-foot, six story Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion will incorporate the latest medical technology and family-friendly enhancements. It will make possible the conversion of the hospital's critical care units to private bed rooms. The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provide care for critically ill newborns and children referred for advanced care by hospitals throughout Florida as well as the Caribbean.

5/8/2012

Food Nutrition Facts - USDA

USDA Food Nutrition Facts Video that talks about the nutritional value of food and the daily allowance of each food group.

5/8/2012

Positional Plagiocephaly - Dr. Chad Perlyn

Dr. Chad Perlyn, MD a plastic surgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital talks about Positional Plagiocephaly. What it is, how it happens and ways to prevent it.

4/10/2012

Treating Ear Infections - Dr. Yamilet Tirador

Dr. Yamilet Tirado, MD a Pediatric Otolaryngology specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses a common problem in children ear infections. She talks about the symptoms, the complications and how to treat ear infections. She also talks about ear tubes and microscopic surgery to insert the ear tubes to prevent additional ear infections in children that have a long history of ear problems or recurring ear infections.

4/10/2012

At what age do allergies develop?

Dr. Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo, MD Allergist and Immunologist at Miami Children's Hospital talks about what causes allergies in young children and when children develop allergies. She talks about different kinds of allergies, getting children diagnosed, testing and treatment of common allergies.
 

4/10/2012

Ventilation Assisted Children Camp

Each spring in Miami - Florida, Nicklaus Children's Hospital hosts a free week-long overnight camp for ventilation assisted children (children needing a tracheotomy ventilator, C-PAP, BiPAP, or oxygen to support breathing) and their families. Overnight campers come from throughout the United States and internationally. South Florida families and youngsters from local residential care facilities join in as day campers.

VACC Camp gives families a fun opportunity to socialize with peers and enjoy activities not readily accessible to technology dependent children. The program includes swimming, field trips to local attractions, campsite entertainment, structured games, "free play", and more - all to promote family growth and development while enhancing individual self-esteem and social skills. Parents have formal and informal opportunities to network among themselves.

3/7/2012

Nicklaus Outpatient Center - Computer Graphic Animation

The Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and Nicklaus Children's Hospital proudly introduce a brand-new pediatric health care facility in Palm Beach County, a second location to serve the children from this community and beyond. 

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center, projected to open in the Summer of 2012, will offer an array of top-quality pediatric subspecialty services.

The project is a 22,500-square-foot outpatient facility that will offer after-hours urgent care services, rehabilitation services, pediatric subspecialty appointments and diagnostic imaging.

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center will be located at:
11310 Legacy Lane
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

2/27/2012

Miami Children's Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center - Computer Graphic Animation

The Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and Miami Children's Hospital proudly introduce a brand-new pediatric health care facility in Palm Beach County, a second location to serve the children from this community and beyond.

2/27/2012

Playroom Volunteers at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Volunteers placed in the Main Playroom are responsible for motivating and encouraging play participation. Volunteer involvement includes planning, preparing and presenting activities in the Playroom as well as participating with the children on an individual or group basis. In addition, volunteers will assist during community involvement special events. You will be supervised by Child Life Specialists, who are concerned with the emotional well being of the hospitalized child and meet their needs through play and education.

2/9/2012

Nursing Volunteers

Volunteers placed in patient care units also support the nurses, care assistants and secretaries with bedside play activities, easing patient's anxiety before minor procedures, assist with meals, running in-hospital errands, patient transport, seasonal unit decorations, clerical work and stocking items.

2/9/2012

Bedside Buddy Music Volunteer

Bedside music volunteers bring much delight and entertainment to patients throughout Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Bedside music volunteers perform live for Nicklaus Children's Hospital patients and families.

2/9/2012

Hospitality Cart Volunteers

Volunteers at Nicklaus Children's Hospital are assigned to guide the Hospitality Cart. They continually greet parents throughout the hospital units with coffee, tea and other refreshments during mornings and evenings. Parents and families are very grateful and enjoy this affable visit. This service brings nourishment and comfort to their rooms and is provided at no cost to parents, compliments of Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

2/9/2012

Pet Therapy Program Volunteers

Trained therapy dog volunteers and their owners visit the children at the hospital several times a week. Though it may seem a bit surprising to see dogs in a hospital, they elicit the biggest smiles from the children.

2/9/2012

Bedside Buddy Volunteer at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Not all patients are well enough to step out of their room to visit the Main Playroom or Radio Lollipop at Miami Children's Hospital. Young patients benefit tremendously from play distraction and soothing company. During the day, parents may be at work, their nurses busy, or their Child Life Specialist visiting other patients. That's where the Bedside Buddy Volunteers come in to entertain at their bedside with a variety of games, arts and craft activities, coloring and reading books, bead projects and many other fun toys. This program allows patients to participate in an interactive session contributing to the healing process.

2/9/2012

Radio Lollipop Volunteers at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

If it's fun you're looking for, look no further. We dance, we sing, we bring smiles to everyone at Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital). You're never too old to participate or to volunteer for Radio Lollipop. If you're a high school graduate, cheerful and can spare three hours a week, you're eligible to be a part of the excitement. It is not a requirement to be a DJ on the air, but it is definitely an option.

2/6/2012

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) Treatment

A medical team at Nicklaus Children's Hospital performed the region's first hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) or "heated chemotherapy" surgical treatment on a pediatric patient on September 30, 2011, offering the child and family renewed hope after other treatment options were exhausted.

1/6/2012

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Treatment

A medical team at Miami Children's Hospital performed the region's first hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) or "heated chemotherapy" surgical treatment on a pediatric patient on September 30, 2011, offering the child and family renewed hope after other treatment options were exhausted.

The patient, 8-year-old Kelly of Miami, is doing well following the treatment, which involves introducing heated chemotherapy directly into the child's abdomen immediately after removing the tumor tissue. This treatment helps destroy tiny cancer cells that may linger following the removal of the tumor, and inhibit tumor re-growth.

Kelly has been in the care of Miami Children's since 2006 and has undergone a series of treatments for a recurrent form of cancer in her abdomen (rhabdomyosarcoma). Concerned about her prognosis, the child's oncologists attempted to send Kelly to The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital in Houston, where the HIPEC procedure was pioneered.

1/6/2012

Sleep Apnea in Children- Dr. Yamilet Tirado

Dr. Yamilet Tirado from the Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) at Nickclaus Children's Hospital discusses sleep apnea in children.

11/10/2011

The only Florida Children's Hospital to be ranked in all 10 subspecialties

When it comes to healthcare, adults and children have completely different needs. Nicklaus Children's Hospital (MCH) focuses solely on the care of children. If your child ever needs specialty care, MCH is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. Whether you come for an appointment, or your child is brought in by our LifeFlight® Critical Care Transport service, you can rest assured that no other facility in the region has more pediatric subspecialties available to collaborate in the care of children. (Please see the list of pediatric subspecialists.) In fact, since 2008 many of our programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S.News & World Report in its listings of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." In 2011-2012, Nicklaus Children's Hospital was the only Florida hospital ranked in all subspecialty categories surveyed by U.S. News. What's more, every aspect of the care program is designed with children in mind, from our child- and-family friendly facilities to care providers who explain medical treatment in language children can understand. Additionally, our network of outpatient centers is extensive. No matter where you are, a Nicklaus Children's Hospital facility is nearby. It's no wonder we're the region's pediatric care leader.

9/7/2011

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cares for More Babies than any Other Place in Florida

When it comes to healthcare, adults and children have completely different needs. Nicklaus Children's Hospital focuses solely on the care of children. If your child ever needs specialty care, the hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. Whether you come for an appointment, or your child is brought in by our LifeFlight® Critical Care Transport service, you can rest assured that no other facility in the region has more pediatric subspecialties available to collaborate in the care of children. (Please see the list of pediatric subspecialists.)

In fact, since 2008 many of our programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S.News & World Report in its listings of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." In 2011-2012, Nicklaus Children's Hospital was the only Florida hospital ranked in all subspecialty categories surveyed by U.S. News. What's more, every aspect of the care program is designed with children in mind, from our child- and-family friendly facilities to care providers who explain medical treatment in language children can understand. Additionally, our network of outpatient centers is extensive. No matter where you are, a Nicklaus Children's Hospital facility is nearby. It's no wonder we're the region's pediatric care leader.


9/7/2011

Miami Children's Hospital cares for more babies than any other place in Florida

Whether you come for an appointment, or your child is brought in by our LifeFlight® Critical Care Transport service, you can rest assured that no other facility in the region has more pediatric subspecialties available to collaborate in the care of children. Every aspect of the care program is designed with children in mind, from our child- and-family friendly facilities to care providers who explain medical treatment in language children can understand. Additionally, our network of outpatient centers is extensive.

9/7/2011

Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Critical Care Results Rank among the Best in the Nation

When it comes to healthcare, adults and children have completely different needs. If your child ever needs specialty care, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine. In fact, since 2008 many of our programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S.News & World Report in its listings of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." In 2011-2012, Miami Children's Hospital was the only Florida hospital ranked in all subspecialty categories surveyed by U.S. News.

9/7/2011

Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Only Florida Children's Hospital to be Ranked in All 10 Subspecialties

Since 2008 many of our programs have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S.News & World Report in its listings of "America's Best Children's Hospitals." In 2011-2012, Nicklaus Children's Hospital was the only Florida hospital ranked in all subspecialty categories surveyed by U.S. News. It's no wonder we're the region's pediatric care leader.

9/7/2011

More Nationally Recognized Specialties by US News & World Report in Florida

Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital) cares for more children than any other children's hospital in the state of Florida. Nicklaus Children's has more nationally recognized specialties by US News & World Report than any other hospital in Florida. 

7/21/2011

Pediatric Plastic Surgery - Dr. Chad Perlyn - Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Chad Perlyn, Pediatric Plastic Surgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, discusses birthmarks and other plastic surgery concerns for kids.

7/14/2011

Stomach Issues in Children - Dr. Alisa Muñiz Crim, Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Alisa Muñiz Crim a Gastreinterologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses common stomach issues in children and how to treat common stomach complaints like a belly ache to more complex stomach problems such gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

7/14/2011

Asthma in Children - Dr. Maria Franco - Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Maria Franco a pulmonologists at Nicklaus Children's hospital discusses children and Asthma.

7/14/2011

Dr. Rafael Cardenas speaks about Urgent Care Centers - Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Rafael Cardenas from Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses visiting the Urgent Care Centers and why they are convenient and an alternative to visiting the emergency room.

7/14/2011

Genetic Testing - Dr. Parul - Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Dr. Parul Jayakar, Director of Neurogenetics and Metabolic Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses genetic testing and what expectant parents should know about genetic testing.



7/14/2011

Asthma in Children - Dr. Maria Franco

Dr. Maria Franco a pulmonologists at Miami Children's hospital discusses children and Asthma.

7/14/2011

Why visit an Urgent Care Center instead of the Emergency Room

Dr. Rafael Cardenas from Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses visiting the an Urgent Care Center and why they convenient and an alternative to visiting the emergency room.

7/14/2011

Genetic Testing - Dr. Parul Jayakar

Dr. Parul Jayakar, Director of Neurogenetics and Metabolic Program at Miami Children's Hospital discusses genetic testing and what expectant parents should know about genetic testing.

7/14/2011

Stomach Issues in Children

Dr. Alisa Muñiz Crim, Gastrointerologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital discusses common stomach issues in children and how to treat common stomach complaints like a belly ache to more complex stomach problems such gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

7/14/2011

Pediatric Plastic Surgery - Dr. Chad Perlyn

Dr. Chad Perlyn, Pediatric Plastic Surgeon at Niclaus Children's Hospital, discusses birthmarks and other plastic surgery concerns for kids.

7/14/2011

Dr. Metee Comkornruecha - Eating Disorders in Children

Dr. Metee Comkornruecha, Nicklaus Children's Hopsital, Adolescent Medicine, speaks about common eating disorders among children such as bulimia, binge eating and anorexia during WPLG's Monday Morning House Call. He says warning signs are changing eating patterns and an increased awareness and anxiety about their appearance.

5/3/2011

Flu Symptoms - Dr. Rosa

Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares, Nicklaus's Children Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital) Pediatrician, speaks about flu season and ways to prevent spreading the virus on WPLG's Monday Morning House Call. Nicklaus Children's Hospital has seen a big increase in flu symptoms. Dr. Rosa-Olivares says that the flu vaccine is the best way to protect children from the flu and recommends the vaccine for all children over the age of six months. Fever, runny nose, vomiting and diarrhea are all symptoms of the flu.

5/3/2011

Hole in Heart - Dr. Burke Answers Questions about Complex Heart Conditions

Dr. Redmond Burke, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, speaks about complex heart conditions on WPLG's Monday Morning House Call. Dr. Burke speaks about "holes in the heart" and other congenital heart defects. He talks about how important early exams are while women are pregnant. He also elaborates on the importance of making sure your child's heart is in good condition before playing sports.

5/3/2011

Sports Medicine - Dr. Swirsky WPLG Monday Morning House Call

Dr. Stephen Swirsky, Orthopedic Surgeon at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, was on WPLG's Monday Morning House call answering questions from viewers during a live web chat regarding sports-related injuries. He spoke about football, cheerleading, soccer, baseball, and wrestling injuries among others. Dr. Swirsky says he sees a lot of shoulder dislocations, fractures, and knee and ankle injuries. The doctor recommends core conditioning and stretching prior to sporting events in order to prevent injuries.

5/3/2011

Family Centered Care Rounds at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

As healthcare professionals dedicated to providing the best care for each of our patients, the staff at Nicklaus Children's Hospital  (then Miami Children's Hospital) recognizes the essential role that families play in the health and well being of the child.

3/31/2011

Safety Week at Miami Children's Hospital

Please join the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Leadership team and the members of the hospital Patient Safety Committee as we celebrate, observe and reaffirm our commitment to patient safety during National Patient Safety Awareness Week. Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, has made quality and patient safety a core strategic priority. Watch as several members of the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Family share their thoughts with you.

3/11/2011

A Special Thanks to the Honda Classic and the PGA Tour for Their Support

One year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the young Haitians who were treated at Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital) are healthy and living normal lives. The children were able to receive the best possible care at MCH thanks to the generosity of the attendees at the 2010 Honda Classic. A special thanks to the Honda Classic and the PGA Tour for their support with the hospital's Haiti relief efforts.

3/4/2011

One of the Most Advanced Programs in the Nation for Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital has one of the most advanced programs in the nation for treatment of congenital heart disease.

3/1/2011

National recognition for its success in pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Miami Children's Hospital is the only hospital in Florida that can claim national recognition for its success in pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery.

As the only licensed, freestanding children's hospital in South Florida, MCH addresses pediatric neurology and neurosurgical treatment in the community like no other hospital can.

3/1/2011

You Want The Best For Your Children - Miami Children's Hospital

Miami Children's Hospital cares for more children than any other children's hospital in the state of Florida. MCH has more nationally recognized specialties by US News & World Report than any other hospital in Florida.

3/1/2011

HyGreen integrated into Oncology Unit

In order to enhance patient safety, Nicklaus Children's Hospital has acquired the Xhale Innovations' (XI) HyGreen® Hand Hygiene System in the MCH Oncology Unit. This will be the nation's first installation of HyGreen in a children's hospital. Watch the HyGreen at MCH video to see how this innovative system works!

10/27/2010

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Chose to Integrate HyGreen into its Oncology Unit's

In order to enhance patient safety, Nicklaus Children's Hospital has acquired the Xhale Innovations' (XI) HyGreen® Hand Hygiene System in the MCH Oncology Unit. This will be the nation's first installation of HyGreen in a children's hospital. Watch the HyGreen at MCH video to see how this innovative system works!

10/27/2010

Epileptologist Charlotte Dravet, MD Speaks about Dravet Syndrome

Internationally recognized French psychiatrist and epileptologist Charlotte Dravet, MD, spoke to families and physicians at Nicklaus Children's Hospital about Dravet syndrome. This disorder, first described by Dr. Dravet, is a difficult-to-treat form of epilepsy. Patients also discuss treatment through Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Ion Channel Epilepsy Program, one of the nation's first comprehensive care programs for children with Dravet syndrome and other forms of ion channel epilepsy.

10/22/2010

Jordin Sparks and David Archuleta Wear Denim for a Great Cause! Miracle Jeans Day

Join Jordin Sparks and David Archuleta and wear denim for a great cause! Children's Miracle Network program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation invites companies, groups and individuals to partner with them by participating in this year's Miracle Jeans Day on September 15. For a minimum donation of $5, individuals may make a selection from event merchandise to wear to work with their jeans on September 15. By doing so, they will support the Children's Miracle Network program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation. Register your company or as an individual by visiting www.MiracleJeansDay.com. Miracle Jeans Day merchandise includes buttons for a $5 donation, t-shirt for $15 or lapel pin for $20. Please contact Glenda Saez at gsaez@mchf.org or 786.268.1831 to register or request additional information.

8/11/2010

Pediatric Brain Surgery-Hunter's Brain Tumor Success Story

Raising four young boys, Angela and Anthony Hamawy's lives were always full of surprises. The biggest surprise of all was learning that their son Hunter needed brain surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

6/18/2010

Bria's Bone Cancer Success Story

Throughout the month of March, six Nicklaus Children's Hospital success story vignettes aired on Miamis WSVN channel 7. Each vignette highlighted a former MCH patient, and promoted the hospitals 60th anniversary.

When Carol Brown found out that her 6-year-old daughter Bria had a malignant form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma, she thought that life was playing a cruel joke. Her active daughter had complained of pain in her left leg and was limping, but Carol never expected to hear that her healthy child was terribly ill. Dr. Ziad Khatib, hematology and oncology specialist, and a team of physicians in the Cancer Center at Nicklaus Childrens Hospital determined that Brias cancer was advancing rapidly throughout her little body and Carol had to choose whether to allow doctors to amputate her leg or begin chemotherapy sessions. MCH helped us through a time when words dont come easy for a parent.

4/24/2010

Nicklaus Children's Hospital 60th Celebration Event Video

On March 20th 2010 Nicklaus Children's Hospital Celebrated 60 Years of pediatric excellence.Sixty years ago, children from South Florida and beyond received a wonderful gift a new pediatric facility that grew to become Nicklaus Childrens Hospital.

3/22/2010

Nicklaus Children's Hospital 60th Anniversary Video Tribute by Community Leaders

Governor of the State of Florida Charlie Crist, Mayor, City of Miami Tomas Regalado, Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa,
President, Florida International University Mark Rosenberg,
Dean, Florida International University ( F.I.U ) College of Medicine Dr. John Rock, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, United States Senator Bill Nelson
Mayor, City of Hialeah Julio Robaina, President, Latin Builders Association Noelia Moreno, Florida State Senator Jeff Atwater City of Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez, 
Mayor, Miami-Dade County Carlos Alvarez

2/18/2010

Ashley Gets Ahead of the Curve

Ashley's family tell the story of how they searched throughout the country for a surgeon to correct Ashley's scoliosis, only to find that the best was right here at home.

2/16/2010

Scoliosis Surgery for Children -Helps Ashley Get Ahead of the Curve

Dr. Harry L. Shufflebarger, one of the nation's leading orthopedic surgeons for surgical correction of scoliosis, shares his surgical methods. The family of Ashley, a young Miami area girl who benefited from the surgery, tells their story and how they searched throughout the country for a surgeon, only to find that the best was right here at home.

1/13/2010

VACC Camp Video - Tribute to Dr. Moises Simpser MD FAAP FCCP

In 1986 and 1987, the first Ventilation Assisted Children's Center Camp took place during the summer and operated in collaboration with SKIP of Florida. The first camp was known as SKIP Family Learning Retreats. Carol Montiel, RN was actively involved in the creation of the camp and participated every year thereafter until the year 2002. Barbara Donahue, ARNP and the parents of two of Dr. Simpser's patients were also involved in the camp start-up. When the local SKIP chapter dissolved, Dr. Simpser elected to continue camp as offshoot of Nicklaus Children's Ventilation Assisted Children's Center (VACC Camp).

12/29/2009

VACC Camp Testimonial

For more than 20 years, Dr. Moises Simpser, staff from Nicklaus Children's Hospital and volunteers has helped at a free week-long overnight camp for ventilation assisted children and their families. Dr. Simpser and others discuss how the camp has changed their own lives and the lives of these children.

12/29/2009

VACCcamp PSA

Each spring, Nicklaus Children's Hospital hosts a free week-long overnight camp for ventilation assisted children (children needing a tracheostomy ventilator, C-PAP, BiPAP, or oxygen to support breathing) and their families. Overnight campers come from throughout the United States. South Florida families and youngsters from local residential care facilities join in as day campers.

VACC Camp gives families a fun opportunity to socialize with peers and enjoy activities not readily accessible to technology dependent children. The program includes swimming, field trips to local attractions, campsite entertainment, structured games, "free play", and more - all to promote family growth and development while enhancing individual self-esteem and social skills. Parents have formal and informal opportunities to network among themselves.

12/29/2009

LEAN business improvement model

MCH President and CEO Dr. Narendra Kini has been instrumental in introducing to the hospital the Lean business improvement model. We have been examining clinical processes throughout the organization, bringing about tangible results for patients and their families, including shorter wait times and faster registration processes. The Nicklaus Childrens Hospital family has truly embraced Lean. Together we look ahead to continuously improving the care experience, Dr. Kini said.

11/10/2009

Big Apple Circus Clown Care at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

The Big Apple Circus is very proud to be a part of Nicklaus Childrens Hospital with its Clown CareSM program which brings laughter and joy to the bedsides of hospitalized children year round. The program was established in 1986 by Big Apple Circus Co-Founder Michael Christensen.

7/8/2009

Matthew's Success Story

Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute is home to the largest number of pediatric neuroscience subspecialists in the nation. Many of these experts have achieved international renown. The institute serves as a beacon to families confronting the uncertainty of a child with a brain disorder, offering the latest treatments and assessment techniques available at few other centers in the nation. In fact, many of the institute's most notable successes are in children who could not be helped elsewhere. Mathew was one of them. 

6/29/2009

Removing an Arm Cast - Orthopaedics Department

Removing an Arm Cast in Nicklaus Children's Hospital Orthopaedics Department . Watch how easy and painless it is to have a cast removed. See how a young boy has his cast removed in seconds by a skilled staff member of Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

3/5/2009

Patrick's Autism Success Story

Patrick was diagnosed with autism when he was 18 months old. Eighteen months later, through a series of therapies at Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino, Patrick is able to talk and interact with others.

2/19/2009

Message from the Leadership

Nicklaus Children's Hospital President and CEO M. Narendra Kini, M.D and Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation President Lucy Morrillo, Esq. deliver a message regarding the Diamond Ball.

1/26/2009

Nicklaus Children's Hospital TV Commercial

 TV Commercial of Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formely Miami Children's Hospital).

11/12/2008

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center is a center for the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of children with special needs. The Center, developed as a partnership between the Dan Marino Foundation and Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is a not-for-profit entity fully owned by Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

10/16/2008

Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome - Pediatric Heart Surgery

Palliation for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).

10/16/2008

DCRV Congenital Heart Surgery - Pediatric Heart Surgery

Dr. Redmond Burke performed DCRV congenital heart surgery.

10/15/2008

VSD Repair, Perimembranous Ventricular Septal Defect

Redmond Burke MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital demonstrates the operative repair and postoperative recovery for a child with VSD.

10/15/2008

Nathan's Heart Defect Success Story

Ethan Bortnick tells the story of how Dr. Redmon Burke and the team at Nicklaus Children's Hospital helped bring back his baby brother, Nathan, back to life. Nathan was born with a hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the most devastating heart defect a baby can have.

10/10/2008

Arterial Switch Procedure - Pediatric Heart Surgery

Redmond Burke MD, Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital demonstrates the operative technique and recovery after neonatal repair of Transposition of the Great Arteries.

10/6/2008

Aortic Stenosis - Ross Konno Procedure with Aortic Arch Reconstruction

Dr. Redmond Burke from the Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital dicusses Ross Konno procedure with Aortic Arch Reconstruction. 

9/2/2008

Fontan Procedure with Hybrid Pulmonary Artery Stent - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

Dr. Redmond Burke from the Heart Program performed Fontan procedure with Hybrud Pulmonary Artery Stent - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).

8/29/2008

Radio Lollipop in Nicklaus Children's Hospital

A unique charity, Radio Lollipop first began in 1979 at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children in England. The program has been such a success that Radio Lollipop has now spread to more than 15 hospitals throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, reaching over a quarter of a million children each year. In August of 1996, Nicklaus Children's became the first hospital in the United States to host a Radio Lollipop.

8/29/2008

Radiology

A look at the Radiology center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. The department of Radiology at Nicklaus Childrens Hospital is an exclusive pediatric radiology facility providing state-of-the art equipment and a staff that is trained and dedicated to the care of infants and children.

8/29/2008

Vascular Ring - Pediatric Medicine - Pediatric Heart Surgery

Dr. Redmond Burke from the Heart Program performed the surgery to treat Vasculor Rings. 

8/22/2008

Patent Ductus Arteriusus (PDA) performed on Premature Baby

Paten Ductus Arteriusus (PDA) performed on premature baby.

8/22/2008

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Surgical Repair

Nine-month old boyreceveid Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) surgical repair.

8/20/2008

2011 News Special

Olga Villaverde looks at the history and future of Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital) and its subspecialties, and its unique pediatric excellence.



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