Press Releases

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.

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

June 19, 2019 – Seven Nicklaus Children's Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's 2019-20 “Best Children's Hospitals” rankings. Nicklaus Children's has more ranked pediatric programs than any other hospital in Florida.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Opens Special Delivery Unit for High-Risk Infants

May 29, 2019 – This special delivery unit for high-risk infants is located on the hospital's main campus and features five labor and delivery rooms, five antepartum rooms, and two operating rooms. The hospital works with community obstetricians to coordinate a plan of care for the infant before, during and after delivery.

Joseph Nader Elected Vice Chair of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Board of Directors

March 01, 2019 – Joseph Nader, Managing Director and Senior Wealth Advisor for Calamos Wealth Management, LLC, has been elected Vice Chair of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors. Mr. Nader has served in board leadership roles since 2012, including chairing the hospital’s finance and investment committees, responsible for all endowment, insurance and pension plan assets. 

Michael Davis Named President of Pediatric Specialists of America

January 17, 2019 – Michael Davis is the newly elected President of Pediatric Specialists of America. He has been with Nicklaus Children's Health System for nearly a decade having served in various leadership roles including Senior Vice President of Strategy, Business Development & Innovation as well as Vice President of Service Lines and Director of Professional Services.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Achieves Fourth Consecutive Magnet® Recognition for Excellence in Nursing

January 10, 2019 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has attained Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® for the fourth consecutive term. As of January 2019, Nicklaus Children’s is one of only six children’s hospitals in the nation that have received a fourth Magnet designation.

Internationally Renowned Spinal Surgeon Thomas J. Errico, MD, Joins Nicklaus Children's Hospital

January 07, 2019 – Thomas J. Errico, MD, has joined the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Program’s Center for Spinal Disorders and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

2018 Nursing DAISY Award Winners

December 28, 2018 – 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.

Dr. Narendra Kini Elected to Serve on Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness

December 13, 2018 – Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, has been elected by Governor-elect Ron DeSantis to serve as an advisor on the Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness, a group of 50 health care experts from a variety of different medical fields across Florida’s health care system.

Michelle Boggs Named President of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation

December 13, 2018 – Michelle Boggs will oversee operations of the foundation, which raises funds to support the work of the nonprofit Nicklaus Children's Hospital, the region's leading pediatric specialty hospital.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Named a 2019 Training Top 125 Winner for the 12th Year

December 05, 2018 – Nicklaus Children's Health System has been featured by Training magazine in its Top 125 listing, which ranks companies that offer excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs, for 12 years.

Nicklaus Children's Verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center By The American College of Surgeons

November 19, 2018 – Nicklaus Children's is the only facility in South Florida verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Verification as a pediatric facility by the ACS demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering the highest quality care to the children and families we serve.

Matthew A. Love Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Chief Financial Officer

November 08, 2018 – Nicklaus Children's Health System welcomes Matthew A. Love as Chief Financial Officer. He will oversee all health system financial responsibilities including treasury, financial and capital planning, managed care, accounting, payroll, property accounting and supply chain management.