Press Releases

Simply Healthcare Funds Mental Health Services for Families of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital ICU Patients

June 13, 2024 – Simply Healthcare’s $175,000 gift has benefited hundreds of families from one-on-one psychology sessions that address mental health concerns and instill hope.

Nicklaus Children’s Awarded Gold Level from the American Heart Association for Promoting Healthy Work Culture

June 12, 2024 – The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives for all, has awarded Nicklaus Children’s Health System Gold Level recognition in the 2024 Well-being Works Better™ Scorecard, representing a notable commitment to the health of its workforce and community.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Achieves Upgraded and Reaffirmed Ratings from Both Fitch and Standard and Poor’s

May 06, 2024 – Nicklaus Children's Health System this month received an upgraded AA- bond rating with a Stable outlook from Fitch Ratings and a reaffirmed A rating with an improved Positive outlook from Standard and Poor’s.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Patients Celebrate 40 Years of Epilepsy Surgery Innovation

May 02, 2024 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Epilepsy Surgery Program in March with a patient reunion at Zoo Miami. The fun-filled event was attended by nearly 200 former patients and their family members as well as clinical and support staff.

Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment Collaboration Between Nicklaus Children's Hospital, FIU Saves Lives

April 11, 2024 – When eight-year-old Logan learned his cancer had returned it was not the news he or his family had hoped to hear. Thanks to a clinical trial collaboration between the Helen & Jacob Shaham Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Florida International University (FIU), Logan was given a new lease on life.

Groundbreaking Treatment Approach Shows Promise in Hard-to-Treat Cancers

April 11, 2024 – Researchers have developed a functional precision medicine approach that targets cancer by combining genetic testing with a new way to test individual drugs on tumor samples.

Nicklaus Children’s Announces $15 Million Gift from South Florida Philanthropists Helen and Jacob Shaham

April 05, 2024 – Nicklaus Children's Hospital today announced a $15 million gift from South Florida philanthropists Helen and Jacob Shaham to further elevate world-class pediatric cancer care and research through the hospital’s cancer and blood disorders institute. In recognition of the gift, the program now proudly bears the name, the Helen & Jacob Shaham Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Achieves Fifth Consecutive Magnet® Recognition

March 29, 2024 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital this month attained Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® for the fifth consecutive term.

Nicklaus Children's Becomes First Florida Hospital to Collaborate with Food Rescue US

March 26, 2024 – As part of a commitment to the health and well-being of area children and families, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has launched a food rescue initiative in collaboration with Food Rescue US, a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting and providing rescued food to those in need.

Dr. Katharine Button Promoted to Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Nicklaus Children’s pediatric Specialists

March 21, 2024 – Dr. Katharine Button has been promoted to vice president and chief medical officer for Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the medical group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Unveils Tribute to Founding Leader: Dr. Arthur Weiland

March 01, 2024 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in January unveiled a bust of one of its founding leaders, Dr. Arthur Weiland, an orthopedic surgeon who was among the first to envision a pediatric specialty hospital in South Florida, and during the 1930s, organized acquisition of the land on which the hospital stands.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the first Pediatric Hospital in South Florida to Adopt Innovative Pharmacogenomics Testing Technology to Personalize Patient Treatment Plans

February 29, 2024 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the first children’s hospital in South Florida to offer in-house pharmacogenomics testing with the Applied Biosystems™ PharmacoScan Solution* and GeneTitan MC Fast Scan Instrument*.

New Collaboration with Kyruus Health to Advance Care Access and Outcomes for Patients at Nicklaus Children’s Health System

February 15, 2024 – Kyruus Health, the leading care access platform, and Nicklaus Children's Health System, a nationally recognized pediatric care provider, proudly announce a collaboration to revolutionize accessibility and convenience for children and families in South Florida.

Nicklaus Children’s Launches National Initiative to Protect Kids from Digital Technology

January 31, 2024 – To support parents in navigating the complexities of today’s digital age, in which children can access inappropriate content, experience cyberbullying, suffer mental distress and addiction by using their screen devices, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Digital Health Institute for Transformation (DHIT) and other key community partners today announced the formation of The Digital Safety Alliance and launched the Safe+Sound initiative.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Craniofacial Center Recognized as an ACPA Approved Team

January 01, 2024 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Craniofacial Center team is one of 200 Approved Teams in the U.S. and Canada that have been recognized for meeting the Standards of Team Care for Cleft and Craniofacial Teams.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Earns 2023 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

December 05, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was named a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.

Nicklaus Children’s Joins G4 Alliance to Support Medically Underserved Children Around the Globe 

November 30, 2023

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital this month became a member of the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia Care (G4 Alliance), a coalition of 70-plus organizations dedicated to advocating globally for neglected surgical patients.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital to Study the Use of Low-Frequency Focused Ultrasound Therapy to Treat Children with Aggressive Brain Tumors

November 20, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is to become only the third site in North America involved in a Phase I clinical trial studying the role of a new technology called low-frequency focused ultrasound (LoFU) in the care of children with a lethal type of brain tumor that forms within the brainstem.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Now Administering the First FDA-Approved Gene Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

November 01, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital announced it has treated its first patient with ELEVIDYS (delandistrogene moxeparvovec-rokl), the first gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Developed by Sarepta Therapeutics, ELEVIDYS is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in ambulatory pediatric patients ages 4 through 5 years with a confirmed mutation in the DMD gene.

Nicklaus Children’s Baby Steps Program Designated an American Academy of Nursing ‘Edge Runner’

October 20, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies are pleased to announce that their collaborative Baby Steps transition-to-home program has been designated an Edge Runner by the American Academy of Nursing (Academy).