Maria Jayoussi Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists

Published on: 09/24/2020

Maria Jayoussi has joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for the health system’s physician enterprise, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS). In this role, she will work with the NCPS leadership and operations team to advance quality, service, and financial and operational performance of the multispecialty pediatric medical group practice.

Jayoussi brings to the position extensive healthcare leadership experience. Most recently, she served as the executive director of finance for WakeMed Physicians Practices in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she was responsible for the financial operation and revenue cycle of the medical group. She received her master’s in business administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University with special concentration in finance and healthcare. Maria is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Damascus in Syria. She is an active member of the HealthCare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and currently serves on the HFMA’s National Advisory Council – Payment Models. Jayoussi is fluent in Arabic and English.  

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Maria to our health system family,” said Dr. Chad Perlyn, Interim President of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists. “She brings to our team extensive experience in healthcare finance and leadership to support and further the success of our medical group practice.”

About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Where Children Matter Most (2024)

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 850 attending physicians, including more than 500 pediatric subspecialists. The 307-bed hospital 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 since 2003 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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