Press Releases

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. 
 

Nicklaus Children's Sponsors 'GENEuary 2022' to Raise Awareness of Genomic Medicine

December 27, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is collaborating with other organizations in January to offer “GENEuary 2022,” a month-long program to promote understanding of the role of genetics and genetic testing in diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Hazel Health and Nicklaus Children's Hospital Collaborate To Provide Specialty Pediatric Care to Students

December 07, 2021 – Hazel Health, the national leader in school-based telehealth, and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, announced a new collaboration today to provide streamlined pediatric specialty care to more than 500,000 K-12 students in Florida. 

Dr. Robert Flood Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System As Chief of Emergency Medicine

December 02, 2021

Dr. Robert Flood has been appointed chief of emergency medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Health System. He is responsible for overseeing the Emergency Department on the Nicklaus Children’s main campus and Nicklaus Children’s physician teams providing emergency services at collaborating hospitals in South Florida.


 


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.