MIAMI - 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.
Mr. Garcia has been with Nicklaus Children’s for more than 13 years, most recently as Regional Director of Ambulatory Services, providing administrative and operational leadership for Nicklaus Children’s ambulatory centers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s, he served as a Regional Operations Director for DaVita and Director of Managed Care for Mercy Hospital.
“We are grateful for Frank’s commitment to advancing the well-being of the region’s children. We look forward to his continued leadership in supporting teams that provide care for some of the most critically ill children in our community,” said Mr. Michael Harrington, President and COO of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
Mr. Garcia has a master’s degree in health services administration from Barry University and a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University.
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.