Press Releases

Nicklaus Children’s Appoints Frank Garcia Vice President of Operations

Frank Garcia has been appointed Vice President of Operations for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, responsible for overseeing the Emergency Department, LifeFlight Critical Care Transport Program, as well as the radiology, laboratory and pharmacy services for the 289-bed pediatric specialty hospital. In this role Mr. Garcia oversees nearly 500 staff members within the health system.

07/02/2018

Standard and Poor's Rates Nicklaus Children's Health System A+

Nicklaus Children’s is financially evaluated on an annual basis and has been rated A+ consecutively for the last several years. 

06/29/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital receives two 2018 South Florida Parenting Kids Crown Awards

Kids Crown winners are nominated and chosen annually by the readers of South Florida Parenting. This year, the magazine received thousands of votes identifying readers’ favorite places and things to do in South Florida. 

06/27/2018

Six Nicklaus Children's Hospital Specialty Programs are Again Identified Among the Best in the Nation

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital pediatric specialty services again ranked among the best in the nation. No other hospital in Florida has more ranked pediatric programs.

06/26/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Nursing with Nine Beacon Awards

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has received three new Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), bringing to nine the total number of hospital units that have garnered Beacon Award status. Nicklaus Children’s is the only children’s hospital in the nation to be recognized with nine Beacon Awards, demonstrating the hospital’s commitment to excellence in inpatient care through use of evidence-based data to enhance outcomes and satisfaction.

06/15/2018

Anne Geddes to Serve as Brand Ambassador for Nicklaus Children’s Health System’s KidzStuff®

Anne Geddes, world-renowned photographer and global advocate of children’s causes, has teamed up with KidzStuff®, Nicklaus Children’s Health System’s retail brand of innovative children’s products, as a brand ambassador.

06/13/2018

Nicklaus Children's Health System Named to Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare

Becker's Healthcare has once again named Nicklaus Children's Health System to its "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018" list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

06/07/2018

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Becomes First Children’s Hospital to Acquire NeuroLogica’s Latest mobile CT, OmniTom®

Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida, is the first children’s hospital in the nation to acquire the OmniTom® mobile CT scanner from NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The OmniTom is the world’s first medical device delivering high quality non-contrast CT scans at the patients’ bedside with omni-directional wheels, collecting real-time data on pediatric patients.



05/16/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Opens Pediatric Urgent Care Facility in City of Homestead

Nicklaus Children’s Health System announces the opening of its newest urgent care location, the Nicklaus Children’s Homestead Outpatient Center. The center is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Located at 2072 NE 8 Street at the Campbell Shoppes in Homestead, the facility offers walk-in pediatric urgent care, for infants older than 2 months, children, teens and young adults through age 21.

05/16/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Challenges Constitutionality of Recent Trauma Legislation

Narendra Kini, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Nicklaus Children’s Health System issued the following statement on the constitutional challenge of the recently passed trauma legislation.

05/14/2018

8th Annual South Region Florida Nurses Association Award Ceremony and Symposium

Congratulations to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital nurses recognized for nursing excellence at the 8th Annual South Region Florida Nurses Association Award Ceremony and Symposium on April 14, 2018.

05/02/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Receives NAEC Accreditation

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has received accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

05/01/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Health System Recognized by CIO as a CIO 100 Award Winner

IDG’s CIO has named Nicklaus Children’s Health System a 2018 CIO 100 winner. The 31st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

05/01/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Health System Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have once again honored Nicklaus Children’s Health System as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma. 

04/23/2018

​Personalized Medicine Initiatives Offer Hope to Acutely Ill Children at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine and Sanford Health, has launched two genomic medicine research protocols to more effectively diagnose and treat children with unexplained illnesses.

04/17/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Radio Lollipop Hosts 11th Annual "IMPROV Comedy Night"

Radio Lollipop, Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s in-house radio station, will host a night of fun and laughter at its annual ‘IMPROV Comedy Night’ fundraiser. Proceeds to benefit Radio Lollipop program for hospitalized patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
 

04/12/2018

Nicklaus Children's Opens Pediatric Urgent Care Facility in Hialeah

Nicklaus Children's Health System has opened its newest pediatric urgent care facility, the Nicklaus Children's Hialeah Outpatient Center in the city of Hialeah.  The center, located at 990 W 49th Street, offers walk-in pediatric urgent care services from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for infants, children, teens and young adults through age 21.

03/26/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Dan Marino Outpatient Center Celebrates 20 Years of Service

The Nicklaus Children’s Dan Marino Outpatient Center, located in Weston, FL, is celebrating its 20th anniversary of serving children in the community.

03/16/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Opens Pediatric Outpatient Facility in Pinecrest

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has opened the Nicklaus Children’s Pinecrest Outpatient Center, located in Suniland Plaza Shopping Center, within the Village of Pinecrest. The center offers walk-in pediatric urgent care services seven days a week in an environment dedicated exclusively to kids and features a Sports Health Center destination for young athletes.

03/16/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Health System Harnesses Location Intelligence for Healthcare with Nesa Solutions

Nicklaus Children’s Health System today at HIMSS18 announced that it has successfully deployed INSIGHT Location Intelligence, the flagship product of Nesa Solutions, Inc., provider of workflow automation and information management services, across its 2.5 million square foot main campus located in Miami, FL.

03/06/2018

From the Newsdesk

Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey: Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to Identify Genetic Determinants of Previously Undiagnosed Disease in Children
07/17/2018 — The goal of this collaborative research is to study human genomes in children with suspected congenital disease, multiple-congenital anomalies and/or multi-organ disease of unknown etiology by understanding the potential value of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) in establishing genetic diagnosis. The study will examine diagnosis rates, changes in clinical care as a result of a genetic diagnosis, health economics including potential cost-effectiveness of WGS and patient and provider experience with genomic medicine.
Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (rWGS): Rapid Genomic Sequencing for Acutely Ill Patients and the Collection, Storage, Analysis, and Distribution of Biological Samples, Genomic and Clinical Data
07/17/2018 — This collaborative study seeks to provide rWGS as a research test to additional pediatric hospitals nationwide to assist in the rapid diagnosis of acutely ill children suspected of a genetic condition. The study will examine diagnosis rates, changes in clinical care as a result of a genetic diagnosis, and health economics including potential cost-effectiveness of rWGS.
Diabetic children learn about nutrition and keeping healthy at Camp Roaring Sun
07/11/2018 — Camp Roaring Sun, which began Monday and runs through Friday, allowed children ages 6 through 12 to take part in traditional camp activities such as swimming, playing outside, and going to a baseball game. All the activities are monitored by Nicklaus pediatric endocrinology nurses to ensure a safe and healthy environment.

In the News

Clown Doctors Bring Laughter and Joy to Children in a Miami Hospital
06/06/2018 — Red Nose Docs, the flagship program of Healthy Humor Inc., plays an essential role in the healing process of hospitalized children at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Easter Basket Blitz Brings Smiles Throughout the U.S.
03/30/2018 — Wells Fargo volunteers renewed a springtime tradition: delivering thousands of Easter baskets to children in hospitals, shelters, and other locations. The memorable day was made possible by Wells Fargo’s nationwide “Hops for Hope” volunteer effort, which delivers baskets to children in hospitals, children’s homes, homeless shelters, and more. The annual event is organized by Cash Vault Services in Wells Fargo’s Payments, Virtual Solutions & Innovation group.
Special Spring Breakers Experience Miami Beach Sand And Surf
03/28/2018 —  Dozens of special spring breakers from Nicklaus Children's Hospital were treated to a day along Miami Beach on Tuesday with a little help from Miami Beach Fire Department and Ocean Rescue.