Press Releases

Perry Ann Reed Named President of Nicklaus Children's Hospital

February 10, 2020 – Perry Ann Reed has joined Nicklaus Children's Health System as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the health system, and president of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. In this role, she will oversee operations of the flagship 309-bed pediatric specialty hospital.

Nicklaus Children’s Selects Ensemble Health Partners for Revenue Cycle to Drive Financial Performance in Support of Exceptional Patient Care

February 07, 2020 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has selected Ensemble Health Partners to support its mission of providing family-centered care for the children of South Florida.

Matthew A. Love Accepts Permanent Role of President and CEO at Nicklaus Children's Health System

January 23, 2020 – Matthew A. Love has accepted the permanent role of president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS).

Dr. Maria E. Franco Elected President of Medical Staff for Nicklaus Children's Hospital

January 20, 2020 – Maria E. Franco, MD, pediatric pulmonologist at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has been elected president of the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee (MEC) for a three-year term.

Nicklaus Children’s Announces Certification to ISO 9001 Quality Management System by DNV GL

December 16, 2019 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has announced the successful completion of its ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification by DNV GL. Nicklaus Children’s is the second freestanding children’s hospital in the nation to obtain this certification.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Announces New Leaders and Promotions

November 05, 2019 – Nicklaus Children's Health System announces new members of its executive leadership team as well as the promotion of several long-standing organizational leaders.

Nicklaus Children's Earns 2019 CHIME Healthcare's Most Wired Recognition

September 19, 2019 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has earned 2019 HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9 hospital and received a Performance Excellence Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

Jodi B. Laurence Appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Nicklaus Children's Health System

August 06, 2019 – Jodi Laurence has served since 2016 as vice chair of the board of directors of the health system’s flagship facility, Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Nicklaus Children's LifeFlight Critical Care Transport Program Achieves CAMTS Accreditation

July 24, 2019 – Nicklaus Children's Hospital's LifeFlight® critical care transport program is the only pediatric/neonatal team in Florida to achieve full three-year accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport systems (CAMTS).

National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program Recognizes Nicklaus Children's Hospital

July 23, 2019 – Nicklaus Children's Hospital has been recognized as a Certified Safe Sleep Hospital by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program. The hospital is one of the first to receive this designation in Florida.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Honors the Late Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia with Street Dedication

July 11, 2019 – The late Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia, esteemed pediatric neurosurgeon, was honored with a street renaming ceremony at Nicklaus Children's Hospital on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Bhatia's wife, Dr. Rita Ghose Bhatia and the couple's children, along with former patients and colleagues of the beloved doctor were joined by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa to dedicate Southwest 60 Court and 30 Street as "Dr. Sanjiv Bhatia Way."

Nicklaus Children's Health System Receives A+ Rating from Fitch Ratings

July 08, 2019 – Nicklaus Children's Health System is evaluated annually by both Fitch, and Standard & Poor’s rating agencies. The health system has received an A+ rating from both agencies since 2015.

Dr. Narendra Kini Resigns from Nicklaus Children's Health System

July 01, 2019 – Dr. Narendra Kini has resigned as CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. Matthew A. Love, current Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will serve as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer for the health system.

Seven Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

June 19, 2019 – Seven Nicklaus Children's Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's 2019-20 “Best Children's Hospitals” rankings. Nicklaus Children's has more ranked pediatric programs than any other hospital in Florida.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Opens Special Delivery Unit for High-Risk Infants

May 29, 2019 – This special delivery unit for high-risk infants is located on the hospital's main campus and features five labor and delivery rooms, five antepartum rooms, and two operating rooms. The hospital works with community obstetricians to coordinate a plan of care for the infant before, during and after delivery.

Joseph Nader Elected Vice Chair of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Board of Directors

March 01, 2019 – Joseph Nader, Managing Director and Senior Wealth Advisor for Calamos Wealth Management, LLC, has been elected Vice Chair of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors. Mr. Nader has served in board leadership roles since 2012, including chairing the hospital’s finance and investment committees, responsible for all endowment, insurance and pension plan assets. 

Michael Davis Named President of Pediatric Specialists of America

January 17, 2019 – Michael Davis is the newly elected President of Pediatric Specialists of America. He has been with Nicklaus Children's Health System for nearly a decade having served in various leadership roles including Senior Vice President of Strategy, Business Development & Innovation as well as Vice President of Service Lines and Director of Professional Services.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Achieves Fourth Consecutive Magnet® Recognition for Excellence in Nursing

January 10, 2019 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has attained Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® for the fourth consecutive term. As of January 2019, Nicklaus Children’s is one of only six children’s hospitals in the nation that have received a fourth Magnet designation.

Internationally Renowned Spinal Surgeon Thomas J. Errico, MD, Joins Nicklaus Children's Hospital

January 07, 2019 – Thomas J. Errico, MD, has joined the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Program’s Center for Spinal Disorders and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

2018 Nursing DAISY Award Winners

December 28, 2018 – The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards excellence in nursing. It was created by The DAISY Foundation to recognize the clinical skills, extraordinary compassion and care exhibited by nurses everyday. The award is given monthly to an outstanding nurse in more than 237 hospitals across the United States. DAISY Award recipients personify Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s remarkable patient experience. These individuals consistently demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary service and compassionate care and are recognized as outstanding role models in the nursing community.