Jodi B. Laurence Appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Nicklaus Children's Health System

Published on: 08/06/2019

Jodi B. Laurence, Esq., has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS). She brings to the role significant experience in all aspects of health law, including the formation and structuring of healthcare companies and providers; mergers and acquisitions; contracting, and corporate compliance. Ms. Laurence has served since 2016 as vice chair of the board of directors of the health system’s flagship facility, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Ms. Laurence, a Florida board-certified health law attorney, is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and currently serves on the executive council of the Florida Bar Health Law Section. She has organized and lectured at the Florida Health Law certification review course for more than 15 years and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law.

“We are delighted that Ms. Laurence has joined our leadership team,” said Matthew A. Love, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of NCHS. “We have benefitted from her legal guidance as a consultant to the hospital and most recently as vice chair of the hospital board. We are pleased that she will now oversee all health system legal initiatives.”

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

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