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Keeping Kids Safe During Social Distancing

04/03/2020 by Malvina Duncan

As the need for social distancing continues in our communities, many parents, myself included, want to keep our children happy, healthy and safe. To most kids, the current situation feels like freedom; they are physically out of school making it challenging to focus on schoolwork with all the distractions of being at home.

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Nicklaus Children's Health System and Baptist Health South Florida Collaborate to Support Readiness for Anticipated COVID-19-Related Patient Surge

04/01/2020 – Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) and Baptist Health South Florida have signed a letter of agreement to collaborate in the weeks ahead with the shared goal of optimizing response to an anticipated regional surge of adult COVID-19-related hospital admissions.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Frequently Updated

03/17/2020 – We understand that news related to the international spread of COVID-19 has raised concerns in our community. As part of our commitment to the region’s children and families, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is in daily contact with local, state and federal agencies to monitor the situation, and is prepared to evaluate and care for patients with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19.  

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital History

3/27/2020 – For more than 70 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.

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Upcoming Events

CPR Class

Community course designed to teach first aid basics. This course in pediatric CPR teaches parents, grandparents and caregivers how to administer CPR to infants and children.

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Location: Michael Fux Family Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital

CPR Class (Spanish)

Curso de RCP (reanimación cardiopulmonar, siglas en inglés CPR) y primeros auxilios pediátricos, recomendado para padres, abuelos, y personas que estén al cuidado de menores de edad. Instructores certificados con la American Heart Association enseñarán RCP, el uso de AED y qué hacer en caso de atoramiento en bebés, niños y adultos.

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Location: Michael Fux Family Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital

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