Press Releases

Nicklaus Children's Included Among Newsweek's Ranking of World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022

October 27, 2021 – Nicklaus Children's Hospital is included on Newsweek's list of World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a world-leading statistics portal and industry-ranking provider. 

Nicklaus Children's Health System Receives Improved Ratings From Two Rating Agencies

October 19, 2021 – Nicklaus Children's Health System has received  an A+ bond rating from Fitch Ratings and an A rating from Standard and Poor’s. The health system was also recognized by the agencies as having a positive and stable outlook for the future.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Biobank Celebrates 500th Enrollment Milestone

October 14, 2021 – The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Biobank this summer enrolled its 500th participant, a significant milestone for the biorepository, founded in 2019 to address imbalances in genomic research, with the goal of enhancing individualized care for children in South Florida and beyond. The Biobank is part of the hospital’s Personalized Medicine Initiative, committed to harnessing the latest developments in genomic science.


Nicklaus Children's Hospital Earns 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired Recognition

October 08, 2021 – The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has earned 2021 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified acute level 7 hospital. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation Among First in South Florida to Accept Cryptocurrency Donations

October 05, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation is among the first nonprofits, and believed to be the first healthcare foundation in South Florida, to begin accepting cryptocurrency donations. This addition comes ahead of #BitCoinTuesday, a major giving day for the digital currency community.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Announces Transformational Gift to Advance Pediatric Surgery

October 04, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital today announced a $5 million gift from VoLo Foundation – a private family foundation - to support advancements in pediatric surgical care and treatment. The gift made by VoLo Foundation co-founders David S. Vogel and Thais Lopez Vogel will build upon Nicklaus Children’s 70-year legacy of pediatric clinical excellence.

Dr. Jordan P. Steinberg Joins Nicklaus Children's Hospital as Surgical Director of the Craniofacial Program

October 01, 2021 – Dr. Jordan P. Steinberg, pediatric plastic, craniomaxillofacial and orthognathic surgeon, has been appointed surgical director of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Craniofacial Center, where he will oversee the surgical management of children with craniofacial anomalies.


South Florida Healthcare Entrepreneur Donates Helicopter to Nicklaus Children's Hospital

September 28, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has a new addition to its critical care transport fleet, thanks to the generosity of Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez, a Coral Gables-based healthcare entrepreneur and chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, LP.  Fernandez donated his personal helicopter to the hospital this week to help support the care of children from the region and beyond.


YMCA of South Florida and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Collaborate to Advance Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

September 07, 2021 – The YMCA of South Florida and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital have announced a partnership aimed at addressing one of the region’s most pressing child safety concerns. The collaboration will promote greater community awareness of water safety and drowning prevention measures. 

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival in Neonates and Infants

August 31, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Resuscitation Quality Gold Achievement Award in the neonate and infant category for a second year in a row, due to its commitment to treating in-hospital cardiac arrest, and ultimately helping to improve patient survival rates.

Nan O'Leary Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System Board of Directors

July 01, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Health System has appointed Nan O’Leary to its board of directors. Ms. O’Leary has long dedicated herself to community service through leadership roles in entities that benefit the region’s children and families.

$1 Million Gift Supports State-of-the-Art Surgical Technology

June 29, 2021

A generous $1 million donation is supporting a new, state-of-the-art piece of medical equipment for cardiac patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The technology was possible because of the generosity of South Florida residents Howard and Debbie Belford, whose granddaughter had once received live-saving surgery at the hospital.

Nicklaus Children's Health System to Offer $15 Plus Minimum Wage Starting in September

June 29, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Health System has made the decision to increase its minimum wage starting in September of 2021 to the new standard required by Florida constitutional mandate a full five years ahead of the timeline for full adoption. 

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

June 15, 2021 – Five Nicklaus Children's Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2021-22 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. Nicklaus Children's has more ranked pediatric programs than any other hospital in Florida.

New Leading-Edge Treatment for Leukemia Now Offered at Nicklaus Children's Hospital

June 10, 2021 – Nicklaus Children's Hospital is one of the only hospitals in Florida, and the first pediatric hospital in South Florida, to offer the latest immune cell treatment for children and adolescents with certain types of leukemia. The Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is authorized to deliver the FDA-approved CAR T-cell therapy to the pediatric population. 

Dr. Jennifer Mccafferty-Fernandez Promoted to Vice President Of Strategy and External Affairs, Chief of Staff at Nicklaus Children's Health System

June 07, 2021 – Dr. Jennifer McCafferty-Fernandez has been promoted to vice president of strategy and external affairs, chief of staff at Nicklaus Children’s Health System. In this role, she oversees the Office of the CEO, encompassing government and community affairs, corporate responsibility, innovation, strategy, and marketing and corporate communications.

From the Operating Room to the Classroom; Healthcare Technology on Display for College Students

June 03, 2021 – During a two-day demonstration held in April at the University of Florida, anatomy students were able to observe and dissect 3D printed organs, including 40 heart models donated by Stratasys, maker of the J750 Digital Anatomy ™ Printer. The students also had the opportunity to see and learn about the structures of the heart up close with the ApoQlar HoloLens2 mixed-reality glasses.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital recognized as a NYSS Champion to Promote Participation in Youth Sports

April 26, 2021 – The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize Nicklaus Children’s Hospital as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion. As a NYSS Champion, Nicklaus Children’s has demonstrated its commitment to support safe, fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and accessible youth sports opportunities.

Nicklaus Children's Innovates with Latest Immersive Technology to Support Planning of Congenital Heart Procedures and Medical Education

April 08, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is taking a lead globally in using the latest immersive technology to advance surgical care planning, and patient education. The hospital’s Cardiovascular Surgery Advanced Projects Laboratory (APL) is now using emerging mixed reality technology to support planning of complex congenital heart procedures and help patient families visualize how the surgical team will conduct repairs. The technology is also being used to support clinical classroom learning in association with medical education partners.

Nicklaus Children's and Kohl's Partner to Provide Food Assistance During Pandemic

March 23, 2021

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares are providing food assistance to patient families during the pandemic with a new pilot program that helps eligible families buy healthy groceries. So far, nearly 200 patient families have received assistance since the Nicklaus Children’s GiveMe5 Food Pantry initiative began in January of this year.