Judge Federico A. Moreno Joins Board of Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Published on: 04/25/2017

Judge Federico A. Moreno, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, has been appointed to the board directors of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, flagship of Miami Children’s Health System. Judge Moreno joins the 18-member panel, which provides oversight and guidance to the 289-bed freestanding pediatric specialty hospital and its network of 10 outpatient centers extending from southern Miami-Dade County to Palm Beach Gardens.

Judge Moreno received his juris doctor degree from the University of Miami. He has served in his present role as U.S. District judge since 1990 and as Chief Judge for the Southern District from 2007 to 2014. 

In addition, the hospital reappointed five board members to serve for additional three-year terms. Those reappointed include:

  • Board Chair Alex Soto, former CEO of Insource, Inc., now retired
  • Jay Massirman, founder and managing director of Rivergate Companies 
  • Steven McKean, founder and CEO of Acceller, Inc. 
  • Joseph Nader. Regional director, senior wealth advisor, Calamos Wealth Management
  • Phillip Newcomm, MD, pediatrician with Physicians to Children

Michael Harrington, President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is most fortunate to benefit from the time and expertise of so many outstanding community leaders. Their contributions to our success are immeasurable.”


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.

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