Television chef Emeril Lagasse toured Miami Children’s Hospital and visited patients in the playroom on February 4. Emeril amused the young patients with the inspirational story about how he became a chef. Later that night, he celebrated the fifth anniversary of Emeril’s Miami Beach restaurant in the Lowe’s Hotel. The renowned chef donated all proceeds from the anniversary celebration to the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. “I’m thrilled to reunite with my dear friends and the amazing people of this community for such a worthy cause,” said Chef Lagasse. “I look forward to sharing some great food and toasting five wonderful years, in addition to all the good work Miami Children’s Hospital and its foundation have provided to the children and families of Miami.”
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.