DJ Laz of the Power 96 Morning Show visited the Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) Radio Lollipop studio on June 28, bringing toys and prizes for program participants. After the evening show, he visited hospitalized children who were unable to participate in the studio’s activities and donated $500 to support MCH’s in-house radio station.
On August 14, 1996, Miami Children’s became the first hospital in the United States to host a Radio Lollipop. Radio Lollipop is a fully equipped in-house radio station that involves the patients in recreational child-focused radio programs activities, fun and games. Radio Lollipop first began in 1979 at Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children in England.
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.