Press Releases

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Reverified as a Pediatric Trauma Center by The Florida Department of Health

June 25, 2020 – The Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Emergency Department successfully completed the Florida Department of Health review process and has successfully achieved Pediatric Trauma Center reverification. Attaining this revalidation demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to providing life-saving care to children within the South Florida community and beyond.

Jorge Gonzalez Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System Board of Directors

June 23, 2020 – Jorge Gonzalez, vice chairman and chief executive officer of City National Bank of Florida (CNB), has joined the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Awarded Fact Accreditation

June 22, 2020 – The Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has once again received internationally recognized accreditation for hematopoietic cellular therapy by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT).

The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital Welcomes Congenital Heart Surgeon Dr. Robert Hanfland

June 18, 2020 – Dr. Robert Hanfland, congenital heart surgeon, has joined The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

June 16, 2020 – Five Nicklaus Children’s Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2020-21 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, posted online today.

Shannon Odell Joins Nicklaus Children's Hospital as Chief Nursing Officer

June 15, 2020 – Shannon Odell, MSN, BSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC, has joined Nicklaus Children’s Hospital as Chief Nursing Officer. In this role, she will be responsible for the leadership and management of the nursing department and for the clinical practice of nursing throughout the hospital and its network of outpatient centers.

Nicklaus Children's Opens Specialized Unit to Treat Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

May 26, 2020 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has resumed regular operations and is adapting operations to meet the current healthcare needs of children in South Florida. The hospital has developed a highly specialized four-bed unit-within-a-unit for treatment of children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), a complex disorder that is affecting youngsters worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. David Seo Has Joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as Vice President and Chief Information Officer

April 23, 2020 – Dr. David Seo has joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this role, he will oversee information technology (IT) and communication services that align with the strategic initiatives and needs of the health system – parent organization of non-profit Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, its network of outpatient centers, a medical group practice and other affiliated entities.

Nicklaus Children's Health System and Baptist Health South Florida Collaborate to Support Readiness for Anticipated COVID-19-Related Patient Surge

April 01, 2020 – Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) and Baptist Health South Florida have signed a letter of agreement to collaborate in the weeks ahead with the shared goal of optimizing response to an anticipated regional surge of adult COVID-19-related hospital admissions.

Dr. John Ragheb Elected President Of The American Society Of Pediatric Neurosurgeons

March 20, 2020 – Dr. John Ragheb, Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has been elected President of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (ASPN).

Nicklaus Children's Health System Renames its Multispecialty Group Practice as Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists

March 10, 2020 – Nicklaus Children's Health System recently announced that its multispecialty group practice has been renamed Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS).

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Releases Results of Election of Physician Leaders

March 03, 2020 – In a recent election, 26 physicians were selected to serve four-year terms as department chiefs and division directors at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Dawn Javersack Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Chief Financial Officer

March 02, 2020 – Dawn Javersack has joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

HIMSS Honors Nicklaus Children's Hospital With Stage 7 Recognition for Ambulatory Practices and Outpatient Services

February 24, 2020 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has achieved HIMSS Stage 7 recognition for both inpatient and ambulatory services on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model and Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.

Perry Ann Reed Named President of Nicklaus Children's Hospital

February 10, 2020 – Perry Ann Reed has joined Nicklaus Children's Health System as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the health system, and president of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. In this role, she will oversee operations of the flagship 309-bed pediatric specialty hospital.

Nicklaus Children’s Selects Ensemble Health Partners for Revenue Cycle to Drive Financial Performance in Support of Exceptional Patient Care

February 07, 2020 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has selected Ensemble Health Partners to support its mission of providing family-centered care for the children of South Florida.

Matthew A. Love Accepts Permanent Role of President and CEO at Nicklaus Children's Health System

January 23, 2020 – Matthew A. Love has accepted the permanent role of president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS).

Dr. Maria E. Franco Elected President of Medical Staff for Nicklaus Children's Hospital

January 20, 2020 – Maria E. Franco, MD, pediatric pulmonologist at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has been elected president of the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee (MEC) for a three-year term.

2019 Nursing DAISY Award Winners

December 28, 2019 – 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.

Nicklaus Children’s Announces Certification to ISO 9001 Quality Management System by DNV GL

December 16, 2019 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has announced the successful completion of its ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification by DNV GL. Nicklaus Children’s is the second freestanding children’s hospital in the nation to obtain this certification.