Press Releases

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.

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

June 20, 2022 – The American Heart Association has once again recognized Nicklaus Children’s Hospital with Resuscitation Gold for its continued success in using the Get With The Guidelines ® Program. This recognition is for hospitals applying the latest, evidence-based treatment guidelines to improve patient care and outcomes in the communities they serve.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is Number One Children’s Hospital in Florida*

June 14, 2022 – Five Nicklaus Children's Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report “Best Children's Hospitals” survey results. Nicklaus Children's is in a tie as the overall number one-ranked children's hospital in Florida and is the only children’s hospital that is top-ranked in South Florida. 

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Opens New ‘Healing Hearts Kosher Lounge’ for Its Jewish Patient Family Population

May 03, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is pleased to unveil a new kosher food lounge that will provide a dedicated space for Jewish patients and families to maintain  their kosher food practices during a hospital stay.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Launches MyNicklaus App Wayfinding

April 29, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has launched a new wayfinding app that provides visitors and patient families with turn-by-turn navigation on the hospital’s 309-bed campus. Nicklaus Children’s is the first children’s hospital system in the region to launch a digital health platform that brings together all consumer-facing access points into a single, user-friendly mobile app. The implementation aims to align with a surge in demand for technologies that put consumers in control of their care.

14 U.S. Institutions, Including Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Join $4.9 Million Patient-Centered Study of Adult Congenital Heart Disease

April 13, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is partnering with institutions around the United States to study how gaps in health care affect the health and well-being of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD).

‘America’s Top Doctors’ Listing Includes 43 From Nicklaus Children’s Medical Staff

April 06, 2022 – Forty-three pediatric specialists from the Nicklaus Children's Hospital medical staff have been designated among “America’s Top Doctors” for 2022 by Castle and Connolly, a New York City-based research and information company dedicated to identifying top healthcare resources.

Dr. Enrique A. Escalon Retires After 50 Years of Leadership in Caring for Children With Cancer at Nicklaus Children’s

April 06, 2022 – After more than 50 years of providing leading-edge care for children with cancer in South Florida and beyond, Dr. Enrique A. Escalon, esteemed pediatric hematologist-oncologist, has announced his retirement.

South Florida Community Raises Record-Breaking $3 Million At Diamond Ball For Surgical Tower At Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

April 05, 2022 – Hundreds of South Florida philanthropists gathered at the Loews Miami Beach over the weekend, raising a record $3 million to support pediatric healthcare at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The funds are to be dedicated to the construction of a five-story, 116,000-square-foot pediatric surgical tower to rise above the hospital’s Emergency Department.

Nicklaus Children’s Health System Appoints New Chairs to Three Organizational Boards

March 23, 2022 – Three boards of directors that provide operational oversight to Nicklaus Children’s Health System and its affiliates have newly appointed chairpersons effective this year. 

Excellence in Patient Safety Award

March 11, 2022 – In partnership with Family Advisory Council, the Patient Safety Awareness Week planning team will like to recognize the Emergency Department (ED) team with the 2022 Excellence in Patient Safety Award. This award recognizes team members who show an exceptional commitment to safety, aligned with our Nicklaus Children's Health Safety strategic priorities.

Nicklaus Children's Joins With Community Partners to Promote Genetic Literacy Among Students in Overtown

March 07, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is collaborating with the Overtown Youth Center (OYC) and Miami Dolphins Foundation in the creation of Project GENES, an after-school genomics curriculum explicitly geared to young people of color. The program aims to empower students to make informed decisions about their healthcare and participation in research, as well as develop an interest in STEM careers.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Awarded Grant From Rotary to Advance Behavioral Services for Children

February 22, 2022 – Rotary has awarded Nicklaus Children’s Hospital $333,125 to support the expansion of the hospital's tele-behavioral health program. 

Nicklaus Children's Achieves Patient Financial Communications Best Practices® Recognition

February 07, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has achieved recognition as an Adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s PATIENT FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS BEST PRACTICES®. As a Best Practices Adopter, Nicklaus Children’s follows nearly 100 best practices covering all aspects of financial interactions that take place in a variety of care settings.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital to Double Inpatient Psychiatry Unit in Honor of $5 Million Gift From Michelle and Michael Hagerty

February 01, 2022

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital today announced a $5 million gift from local philanthropists Michelle and Michael Hagerty that will establish a new unit to support the growing need for pediatric mental healthcare. In recognition of the generous gift, Nicklaus Children’s will name the Hagerty Family Behavioral Health Unit.


Nicklaus Children's Achieves HIMSS Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) Stage 6 Recognition

January 25, 2022 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has achieved HIMSS Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) Stage 6 recognition, becoming the first hospital in the world to receive this accolade since the model was updated in 2019 to have a focus on enterprise imaging.