Dr. Deise Granado-Villar, Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs at MCH, was awarded a “Hispanic Star Award” as the Hispanic Health Professional at the Miami International Mall Hispanic Heritage Celebration.
Dr. Granado was honored for her leadership in advocating for children and for developing programs that extend medical care to the underserved, including championing MCH’s Health on Wheels mobile health program. Each year, the Miami International Hispanic Heritage Celebration honors extraordinary Hispanic individuals for their tireless work on important community projects in South Florida.
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.