Press Releases

Nicklaus Children's Innovates with Latest Immersive Technology to Support Planning of Congenital Heart Procedures and Medical Education

April 08, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is taking a lead globally in using the latest immersive technology to advance surgical care planning, and patient education. The hospital’s Cardiovascular Surgery Advanced Projects Laboratory (CSAPL) is now using emerging mixed reality technology to support planning of complex congenital heart procedures and help patient families visualize how the surgical team will conduct repairs. The technology is also being used to support clinical classroom learning in association with medical education partners.

Nicklaus Children's and Kohl's Partner to Provide Food Assistance During Pandemic

March 23, 2021

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares are providing food assistance to patient families during the pandemic with a new pilot program that helps eligible families buy healthy groceries. So far, nearly 200 patient families have received assistance since the Nicklaus Children’s GiveMe5 Food Pantry initiative began in January of this year.


Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Heart Program Renamed to Heart Institute

March 23, 2021 – The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital is changing its name to the Heart Institute, a name that conveys its commitment and dedication to offering the next level of clinical care to children and families everywhere.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Appoints Three New Board Members

March 10, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has appointed three new members to its board of directors. Joining the panel are Alex Krys, Carlos Perez-Abreu and Miguel Sosa, all recognized business leaders who contribute significantly to the South Florida community.

Nicklaus Children's Offers Covid-19 Vaccine to At-Risk Children and Young Adults

March 05, 2021 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has announced availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for Florida’s children and young adults ages 16 to 21 who are currently under the care of physicians or specialists for medical conditions identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as posing an increased risk for severe illness associated with COVID-19.

Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo Team Up With Nicklaus Children's Hospital for the #Nicklaus4Kids 50/50 Campaign

February 16, 2021 – A lucky fan will win a life-changing cash prize in support of the Nicklaus Children's Patient Assistance Fund

Baptist Health South Florida and Nicklaus Children's Health System Begin Pediatric Emergency Care Collaboration

February 04, 2021 – Nicklaus Children's Health System and Baptist Health South Florida – two of South Florida's leading healthcare providers – have activated a previously announced agreement to expand collaboration related to pediatric care. Effective this week, the 24-hour pediatric emergency departments at Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital are staffed by Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists (NCPS) physicians.

Jackie Gonzalez, Renowned Nursing Leader, Retires from Nicklaus Children's Health System

January 12, 2021 – After 41 years of distinguished leadership at Nicklaus Children's Health System, Jackie Gonzalez, health system senior vice president and chief nursing officer, has announced her retirement. Ms. Gonzalez is recognized nationally and internationally for her longstanding leadership and commitment to patient care and safety.

Chad A. Perlyn Named President of Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists

January 08, 2021 – Chad A. Perlyn, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP, has been named president of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

Helenemarie Blake Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Vice President and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

January 04, 2021 – Helenemarie Blake has been appointed vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer at Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) Recognized as a Platinum and Gold Award Recipient by eHealthcare Leadership Awards

December 08, 2020 – Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) was honored during the 21st annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards with a Platinum Recognition for Best Social Media, and a Gold Recognition for Best Healthcare Content. Platinum Recognition is the highest level of achievement bestowed by the annual awards program, which highlights the very best websites and digital communications from a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations.

Kara Marante Promoted to Vice President and Chief People Officer for Nicklaus Children's Health System

November 12, 2020

Kara Marante has been promoted to vice president and chief people officer for Nicklaus Children’s Health System after serving as the organization’s interim chief talent officer for the past several months.


Dr. Jefry Biehler Appointed Executive Medical Director of Quality for Nicklaus Children's Health System

November 10, 2020

Dr. Jefry Biehler has been appointed executive medical director of quality for Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS), parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. In this role, Dr. Biehler will drive optimization of patient outcomes by advancing evidence-based quality care initiatives throughout the health system.


 

Dr. Marcos Mestre Appointed Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Nicklaus Children's Hospital

October 27, 2020 – Dr. Marcos Mestre has been appointed vice president and chief medical officer for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. In this role, he will advance collaboration among the 309-bed pediatric specialty hospital’s clinical and administrative leadership, and community physicians to ensure quality clinical care and operational efficiency.

Nicklaus Children's Receives Pinnacle of Excellence Award® for Sustained Patient Experience Achievement

October 01, 2020 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the recipient of a 2020 Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award® in the Patient Experience category.

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.


Miami Dolphins Make $1 Million Commitment to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation

September 15, 2020 – The Miami Dolphins announced a $1 million commitment to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation to help combat systematic health issues and address disparities in the African American and minority community around diabetes, sickle cell disease (SCD) and COVID-19. The four-year relationship will provide jobs, access to services, programmatic benefits and research designed to improve mental and physical health.

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.