Press Releases

Nicklaus Children's Health System and Baptist Health Collaborate to Enhance Patient Care

September 24, 2020

Nicklaus Children’s Health System and Baptist Health South Florida have signed an agreement to expand their collaboration on pediatric care.  This enhanced partnership of two of South Florida’s leading healthcare organizations will optimize care for both pediatric and adult patients.


Maria Jayoussi Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists

September 24, 2020 – Maria Jayoussi has joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for the health system’s physician enterprise, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS).

Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases now Serving New York, New Jersey and Maryland

September 22, 2020

The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases has recently expanded services to offer genetic screening and virtual clinical consults to couples and individuals in New York, New Jersey and Maryland.


Nicklaus Children's Hospital Recieves Two 2020 South Florida Family Life Magazine ‘Family Favorites Awards’

September 03, 2020

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was recognized as the favorite Miami pediatric hospital and as home to the favorite pediatric emergency room in Miami.


Nicklaus Children's Hospital Receives Jean Byers Award for Excellence in Cancer Registration

August 21, 2020 – The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Cancer and Blood Disorders Center has been recognized by the Florida Cancer Data System (FCDS) with the Jean Byers Award for Excellence in Cancer Registration for 2019. The FCDS recognizes facilities that have met or exceeded the national quality standards for timeliness and completeness in cancer reporting.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Honored with Resuscitation Recognition Award

August 11, 2020 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Plus Award for the pediatric and neonate/infant categories. The achievement brings national recognition for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Recognized as a Gold Level Center for Excellence in Life Support

July 29, 2020

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been recognized as a recipient of the Gold Level ELSO Award for Excellence in Life Support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.


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.