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Dr. Saima Aftab Joins Miami Children's Health System as Medical Director of Fetal Care Center

Dr. Aftab oversees the new Fetal Care Center, which is dedicated to families expecting an infant with medical needs that require intervention at birth. The program offers comprehensive, coordinated care from prenatal diagnosis to delivery, postnatal care and the transition to infant care.
 

06/22/2017

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Receives Three Healthcare Advertising Awards

The Healthcare Advertising Awards is the oldest, largest and most widely respected healthcare advertising awards competition.

06/16/2017

Miami Children's Health System Celebrates Healthiest Company in America Award

Miami Children's Health System is one of 156 companies across the country being recognized for helping employees make significant and sometimes life-saving changes to improve their health.

06/14/2017

Miami Children's Health System Invests in Aces Health to Accelerate Clinical Research

Automation of clinical trial processes saves sponsor sites time and expenses.

06/13/2017

Computerworld Names Miami Children’s Health System to 2017 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Miami Children's Health System is recognized as number 3 among midsize organizations for being a leading institution in providing excellence in information technology along with great benefits and compensation to its employees.

06/12/2017

A Second Chance for Patients in Need of a Bone Marrow Transplant

The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Center has successfully transplanted bone marrow from a mother who is only a half match donor to her young daughter utilizing a technique that requires specialized doses of chemotherapy prior to and after the transplant.  Nicklaus Children’s is one of the few pediatric programs to offer the technique.

06/08/2017

Dr. Rani Gereige Appointed to AAP Committee on Continuing Medical Education

Dr. Rani Gereige, FAAP, Director of Medical Education at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has been appointed to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Continuing Medical Education.

06/07/2017

Dr. Marcelo Laufer Elected President of Nicklaus Children's Medical Staff

Nicklaus Children's Hospital announces new president for the Medical Staff, 2017 to 2019 term. Dr. Marcelo Laufer has been elected as president and Dr. Moises Simpser vice president of the medical staff.

05/18/2017

Xoana Zampieri receives APSNA Foster Wound, Ostomy and Continence Grant

Congratulations to Xoana Zampieri, BSN, RN, WCC, CPN for being the recipient for the Foster Grant.

05/15/2017

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Honored with Resuscitation Recognition Award

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been recognized by the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Recognition Awards for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.

05/15/2017

Veteran Healthcare Executive George R. Lesmes Joins Pediatric Specialists of America as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital welcomes veteran healthcare executive George R. Lesmes as chief operating officer and executive director of Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Miami Children’s Health System.

05/08/2017

Judge Federico A. Moreno Joins Board of Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Judge Moreno joins the 18-member panel, which provides oversight and guidance to Nicklaus Children's Hospital and its network of outpatient centers.

04/25/2017

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Performs the World’s First Focused Ultrasound Surgery on Hypothalamic Hamartoma Tumor in Epilepsy Patient

A multidisciplinary clinical team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital used magnetic-resonance guided focused ultrasound to ablate a centrally located brain tumor in a young patient experiencing tumor-associated seizures.

04/20/2017

Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Miami Children’s Health System One of the Best Workplaces in Health Care

Great Place to Work® and Fortune named Miami Children’s Health System as one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Health Care.

04/13/2017

Miami Children's Health System and Tyto Care to Expand Telehealth Services for Home Consumers

Miami Children's Health System Bringing Remote Telehealth Services to Patients’ Homes, Schools and Global Locations, Expanding Current Offerings and Improving Patient Care.

04/12/2017

Miami Children's Health System Named 403b Plan Sponsor of the Year

Miami Children’s Health System (MCHS) has been named Plan Sponsor of the Year by PLANSPONSOR magazine for offering comprehensive, competitive benefits and retirement plan options.  

04/12/2017

Miami Children’s Health System to Participate in ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

Physicians to obtain maintenance of certification credit for participation in system-wide initiatives to improve children’s health 

04/11/2017

Time Inc.'s People and Great Place to Work Name Miami Children's Health System One of 2017's "50 Companies That Care"

Miami Children's Health System recognized for its committment to employees through generous benefits packages and services.

04/03/2017

Marcia Diaz De Villegas Named a South Florida Business Journal Power Leader

The nominations recognize top marketing executives who have led organizations through ever changing media convergence and executed marketing campaigns that are supported by all media platforms.

03/15/2017

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Recognizes Nicklaus Children's Hospital's 3 East Unit with a Gold Beacon Award for Excellence

The gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence signifies excellent and sustained unit performance and patient outcomes. 3 East earned a gold award by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria

03/10/2017

From the Newsdesk

Children Move to the Rhythm of Zumba at Camp Funrise 2017
06/22/2017 — Children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (an inflammation of the joints that is characterized by swelling, heat, and pain) had a terrific tuesday during their Zumba fitness class at this year's Camp Funrise.
Feeding Difficulties in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
06/22/2017 — This class is offered to parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with ASD.
Lactation Support Group
06/22/2017 — Join us for a lactation support group. This group will meet monthly to help participants learn about breastfeeding and available community resources for obtaining lactation supplies.

In the Local News

It may sound like sci-fi, but the new way to treat a brain tumor is to vaporize it

Miami Herald. — The procedure doesn’t require surgery; instead, it uses intense heat to pinpoint and destroy the tumor. 

Hospital conducts study into incision-less procedure to treat centrally located brain tumor

Local 10 News. — A multi-disciplinary team at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is conducting an FDA approved study into an incision-less procedure to treat centrally located brain tumors. 

Nicklaus Children's doctors treat skull deformity in babies that doesn't allow the brain to grow properly

Local 10 News. — Ellis underwent a procedure at Nicklaus Children's Hospital to correct the rare condition, called metopic craniosynostosis, where the bones in the skull fuse together. 


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