Press Releases

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

April 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.

Dr. John Ragheb Elected President Of The American Society Of Pediatric Neurosurgeons

March 20, 2020 – Dr. John Ragheb, Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has been elected President of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (ASPN).

Nicklaus Children's Health System Renames its Multispecialty Group Practice as Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists

March 10, 2020 – Nicklaus Children's Health System recently announced that its multispecialty group practice has been renamed Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS).

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Releases Results of Election of Physician Leaders

March 03, 2020 – In a recent election, 26 physicians were selected to serve four-year terms as department chiefs and division directors at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Dawn Javersack Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Chief Financial Officer

March 02, 2020 – Dawn Javersack has joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

HIMSS Honors Nicklaus Children's Hospital With Stage 7 Recognition for Ambulatory Practices and Outpatient Services

February 24, 2020 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has achieved HIMSS Stage 7 recognition for both inpatient and ambulatory services on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model and Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.

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.

2019 Nursing DAISY Award Winners

December 28, 2019 – 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.

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.