Press Releases

Joseph Nader Elected Vice Chair of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Board of Directors

Joseph Nader, Managing Director and Senior Wealth Advisor for Calamos Wealth Management, LLC, has been elected Vice Chair of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors. Mr. Nader has served in board leadership roles since 2012, including chairing the hospital’s finance and investment committees, responsible for all endowment, insurance and pension plan assets. 

03/01/2019

Michael Davis Named President of Pediatric Specialists of America

Michael Davis is the newly elected President of Pediatric Specialists of America. He has been with Nicklaus Children's Health System for nearly a decade having served in various leadership roles including Senior Vice President of Strategy, Business Development & Innovation as well as Vice President of Service Lines and Director of Professional Services.

01/17/2019

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Achieves Fourth Consecutive Magnet® Recognition for Excellence in Nursing

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has attained Magnet recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® for the fourth consecutive term. As of January 2019, Nicklaus Children’s is one of only six children’s hospitals in the nation that have received a fourth Magnet designation.

01/10/2019

Internationally Renowned Spinal Surgeon Thomas J. Errico, MD, Joins Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Thomas J. Errico, MD, has joined the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Program’s Center for Spinal Disorders and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

01/07/2019

2018 Nursing DAISY Award Winners

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.

12/28/2018

Dr. Narendra Kini Elected to Serve on Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness

Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, has been elected by Governor-elect Ron DeSantis to serve as an advisor on the Transition Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness, a group of 50 health care experts from a variety of different medical fields across Florida’s health care system.

12/13/2018

Michelle Boggs Named President of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation

Michelle Boggs will oversee operations of the foundation, which raises funds to support the work of the nonprofit Nicklaus Children's Hospital, the region's leading pediatric specialty hospital.

12/13/2018

Nicklaus Children's Health System Named a 2019 Training Top 125 Winner for the 12th Year

Nicklaus Children's Health System has been featured by Training magazine in its Top 125 listing, which ranks companies that offer excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs, for 12 years.

12/05/2018

Nicklaus Children's Verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center By The American College of Surgeons

Nicklaus Children's is the only facility in South Florida verified as a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Verification as a pediatric facility by the ACS demonstrates our continued commitment to delivering the highest quality care to the children and families we serve.

11/19/2018

Matthew A. Love Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Chief Financial Officer

Nicklaus Children's Health System welcomes Matthew A. Love as Chief Financial Officer. He will oversee all health system financial responsibilities including treasury, financial and capital planning, managed care, accounting, payroll, property accounting and supply chain management.

11/08/2018

Neural-Enabled Prosthetic Hand (NEPH) System Developed at FIU restores sensation to first human subject

The NEPH system, developed at Florida International University by Ranu Jung and her Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory team, restores a sense of touch/grasp force and hand opening by stimulating sensory nerve fibers in the residual limb with fine wires implanted inside nerves. Implantation of the device was performed by Dr. Aaron Berger and his team from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Berger is a hand and peripheral nerve surgeon who holds an appointment in FIU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

11/06/2018

Nicklaus Children's Health System Named 2018 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired Recipient

Nicklaus Children's Health System has been recognized in the “Most Wired” ranking since 2013, and is currently the number one ranked hospital amongst a list of more than 250 across the nation. This award recognizes hospitals and health systems that are at the forefront of using healthcare IT to improve the delivery of care, have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies, and are embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care.

11/02/2018

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Wins DNV GL Healthcare's Innovation of the Year Award

Nicklaus Children's Hospital has been awarded DNV GL Healthcare's Innovation of the Year award for the development and implementation of an automated crash cart management solution that has dramatically enhanced patient care and efficiency at the 309-bed freestanding children’s hospital and its network of outpatient centers. 

10/24/2018

NCHS Participates in the Day in the Life of a Nurse Program

This annual event provides high school students with an introduction to the world of nursing. Students and teachers learn about the many career opportunities available within the nursing profession.

10/22/2018

Nicklaus Children's Health System Wins Prestigious Award from the Association of Talent Development

Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) has received a 2018 BEST Award from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). The health system is ranked 12th out of only 45 winning organizations from around the world recognized for using innovative strategies to drive impact and solve business challenges through talent development practices. 

10/08/2018

Eminent Pediatric Neurosurgeon Gregory W. Hornig, MD, Joins Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Eminent pediatric neurosurgeon Gregory W. Hornig, MD, has joined the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Brain Institute and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

09/20/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Appoints Frank Garcia Vice President of Operations

Frank Garcia has been appointed Vice President of Operations for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, responsible for overseeing the Emergency Department, LifeFlight Critical Care Transport Program, as well as the radiology, laboratory and pharmacy services for the 289-bed pediatric specialty hospital. In this role Mr. Garcia oversees nearly 500 staff members within the health system.

07/02/2018

Standard and Poor's Rates Nicklaus Children's Health System A+

Nicklaus Children’s is financially evaluated on an annual basis and has been rated A+ consecutively for the last several years. 

06/29/2018

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital receives two 2018 South Florida Parenting Kids Crown Awards

Kids Crown winners are nominated and chosen annually by the readers of South Florida Parenting. This year, the magazine received thousands of votes identifying readers’ favorite places and things to do in South Florida. 

06/27/2018

Six Nicklaus Children's Hospital Specialty Programs are Again Identified Among the Best in the Nation

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital pediatric specialty services again ranked among the best in the nation. No other hospital in Florida has more ranked pediatric programs.

06/26/2018

From the Newsdesk

Friends Through the Fight: 2 South Florida girls fighting same form of rare bone cancer become friends
Two South Florida girls were diagnosed with the same rare form of bone cancer. They didn’t know each other when they started treatment but became friends through the fight. 7’s Alex de Armas shares their story.
South Florida baby born with rare skin disorder
When Carolina Fenner went into labor in March, she was anticipating the joy of welcoming her baby girl, already named Luna, into the world. But moments after the birth, her excitement was tempered by confusion, a large birthmark was covering the majority of little Luna's face.
Repair of Truncus Arteriosus, a Single Center Experience: 1995-2019
The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital remains dedicated to providing the very best and safest experience for patients undergoing congenital heart surgery. This report will review the program’s 24-year surgical experience in repairing children with a diagnosis of truncus arteriosus.