Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion

The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion (APCP) at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a six-story, 213,000-square-foot bed tower that houses the hospital’s critical care offerings and an enhanced care environment for the pediatric population. Of the hospital’s 307 beds, 189 are located in the new tower.


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Service offerings by floors:


Hematology/Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant (Universe theme)
28 beds and 7 blood and marrow transplant beds


Neurology/Neurosurgery (Sun theme)
40 beds (includes 12 VEEG rooms)


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Air theme)
40 beds


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Water theme)
40 beds (includes a treatment room to accommodate sterile procedures)


Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (Earth theme)
34 beds


(Amenities include a coffee and snack bar, lounge areas and a spa)

Family-Centric Amenities

  • Several family lounges are available to families throughout the tower and a teen lounge is located on the 6th floor.
  • Each floor features spacious family-centric rooms with parental accommodations for sleeping and showering.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant rooms and restrooms.
  • Play spaces equipped for play to support the healing process in hospitalized children and siblings.
  • Hair wash stations in the neurology/neurosurgery unit.

State-of-the-Art Medical Innovation

Intraoperative MRI:

Located on the second floor of the pavilion, the intraoperative MRI (iMRI) is mounted on a rail system that allows the equipment to be brought into a specialized neurosurgical suite. The use of the iMRI during surgery improves the completeness of tumor removal, offering the best possible outcomes in the hands of the hospital’s highly skilled neurosurgeons.


Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit:

Located on the sixth floor, this unit will house patients who have undergone blood or marrow transplants while they rebuild their body’s immune systems.

Steris Booms:

These ceiling mounted devices support the provision of minor procedures within the PICU and feature connectivity to lights, power, oxygen and monitoring devices.


Electronic, touch screen LCD panel signs located outside of patient rooms convey isolation precautions to be addressed by staff and persons entering the room.

Pneumatic Tube:

This tube delivery system transports lab specimens and prescription medications between the hospital floors and the lab or pharmacy.


Located in each room on a large screen, the GetWellNetwork provides parents with electronic information about their child’s stay, including prescription information, educational resources, meal ordering and discharge instructions. Patients and families can also video conference with doctors, specialists and family members through the GetWellNetwork.

Smart Beds with Exit Alarms:

These new state-of-theart beds offer heightened patient protection, notifying staff if patients should attempt to exit the bed without assistance. These technologies support the hospital’s world-famous Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program™ and its philosophies.

Mobile Healthcare Apps:

These provide staff the ability to be constantly connected and aligned through the latest communications and hand-off technology.

Ambiance for healing

  • Interior spaces feature inspiring images photographed by South Florida artists that were selected by children and families.
  • Images and color schemes help illustrate the individual themes for the various tower floors: Earth, Water, Sun, Air, and Universe.
  • Wall frames feature patient artwork, giving children the opportunity to leave their artistic mark on the hospital during their stay.
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