Press Releases

Dawn Javersack of Nicklaus Children’s Chosen as a ‘CFO of the Year’

May 25, 2023 – Dawn Javersack, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Nicklaus Children’s Health System is a recipient of a 2023 CFO of the Year Award, presented by the South Florida Business Journal. Javersack is the award recipient in the Nonprofit Organization category.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Forms Clinic to Assist Patients with Undiagnosed Conditions

April 11, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital this month has launched a new clinic dedicated to assisting families seeking answers for a child with a rare or undiagnosed disease.

Nicklaus Children’s Welcomes Kevin Snyder as Vice President of Marketing and Communications

April 11, 2023 – Kevin Snyder has joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as vice president of marketing and communications. Snyder brings to the position nearly 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles in the healthcare industry.

Nicklaus Children's Launches DRIVE Program to Prepare Neurodiverse Individuals for a Driving Exam

March 20, 2023 – As part of its commitment to supporting neurodiverse children and teens, Nicklaus Children's Hospital has launched a virtual-reality program aimed at helping prepare eligible students to take their driving exams.

HIMSS Honors Nicklaus Children's Hospital for its Ongoing Excellence

February 21, 2023 – Nicklaus Children's Hospital was honored by a global health advocate, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), for excellent patient care through effective use of its electronic medical records.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Team Up to Help in the Event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

February 07, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) are collaborating to prepare school employees to respond quickly and efficiently should students, family members of school staff experience sudden cardiac arrest.

Priscilla Marrero Joins Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors

February 03, 2023 – Priscilla Marrero has joined the board of directors of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, which raises funds for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the 309-bed pediatric specialty hospital serving Florida for more than 70 years.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Announces Historic Gift from Citadel Founder and CEO Kenneth C. Griffin

January 31, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital received a $25 million gift from Citadel founder and CEO Kenneth C. Griffin will support the new five-story, 127,000-square-foot surgical tower opening in 2024. In recognition of this historic gift, it will be named the Kenneth C. Griffin Surgical Tower. The donation will enhance pediatric care for children in Florida and beyond for generations to come.

Nicklaus Children's Participates in 'GENEuary 2023' to Raise Awareness of Genomic Medicine

January 19, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is collaborating once again with other organizations to offer “GENEuary 2023,” a month-long program to promote genomic literacy among healthcare providers and the general public.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Receives Reverification as a Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons

January 04, 2023 – The Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Emergency Department has received reverification as a Level 1 Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Nicklaus Children’s is the only hospital in South Florida to achieve Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verification.

Nicklaus Children's Earns 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

December 06, 2022 – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was named a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers widely acknowledged as the toughest standard-setters for healthcare safety and quality.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Receives Achievement Through the 2022 Digital Health Most Wired Survey

November 01, 2022 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has released its coveted Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for the 2022 data collection period. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is proud to announce its achievement as a certified acute Level 8 hospital.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Leaders and Supporters Break Ground for New State-of-the-Art Surgical Tower

October 26, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital leaders and supporters joined together last week for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the launch of the next phase of the hospital’s master facility plan, construction of a 127,000-square-foot surgical tower slated for completion in 2024. The tower will rise four stories above the hospital’s Emergency Department, located at the center of the main campus near Coral Gables.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Offers Scholarships for Students in Miami-Dade College's Associate of Science in Nursing Program

October 11, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s is collaborating with Miami-Dade College (MDC) to implement a scholarship program for students accepted to MDC’s Associate of Science in Nursing Program. The Nurse Scholars Program, sponsored by Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is administered by Edcor, a third-party service, and features tuition scholarship awards of up to $10,000.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Named To Newsweek's List Of Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces For 2022

October 10, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s Health System has been named to Newsweek’s 2022 Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces® List, according to the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a leadership development and benchmark research company.

Nicklaus Children's Receives State Funding to Acquire New Technology to Support Care of Children with Complex Epilepsy

September 21, 2022 – State Senator Ileana Garcia and Senator-Elect Bryan Avila presented  Nicklaus Children's a $500,000 check funded by the state of Florida to support the work of the hospital’s Epilepsy Program, a world-leader in treating children with medically resistant epilepsy.

NCH Healthcare System and Nicklaus Children's Announce Collaboration

September 19, 2022 – NCH Healthcare System and Nicklaus Children’s Health System announce a collaboration that will enhance care  to our community’s youngest members and their families while keeping them closer to home in Naples and Southwest Florida.

Leaders Gather to Celebrate Opening of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists at Alton Road

September 15, 2022 – Community leaders and Nicklaus Children's Health System Representatives gathered for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of a new pediatric specialty office in Miami Beach. The center, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists at Alton Road, offers pediatric specialty appointments, including fetal and pediatric cardiology and gastroenterology services, Monday through Friday.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Acquires Mamava Lactation Pods For Breastfeeding Parents

August 12, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has acquired three Mamava lactation pods. The pods, now in use at locations throughout the hospital campus, provide breastfeeding mothers with a private, clean, and comfortable space to pump or nurse their babies.The pods were funded through iGIVE, the employee-giving fund of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

Nicklaus Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute Receives Renewed Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

July 21, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute has received a full three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, renewing accreditation status held consecutively by the hospital since 2006. Nicklaus Children’s is the only pediatric hospital in Florida to hold this accreditation.