Mario Murgado Elected Chair of Miami Children's Health System Board

Published on: 03/16/2016
As chairman, Mr. Murgado will provide fiscal and operational leadership to the health system, which includes the 289-bed nonprofit pediatric hospital, a growing network of nonprofit outpatient centers extending from northern Palm Beach County to southern Miami-Dade County, Pediatric Specialists of America, the system’s employed physician organization; a management services organization and ambulatory surgery center, as well as a line of children’s wellness and safety products.

Mr. Murgado has provided extensive and longstanding leadership to both the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Miami Children’s Health Foundation boards. He first joined the foundation board in 2005, followed by the hospital board in 2008, serving both continuously since the original appointments. Leadership roles in which he has served include: Vice Chair, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Chairman of the Hospitality and Marketing Committee for the hospital; and Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair for the foundation.

“Over the years, our health system has benefited enormously from Mario’s leadership, commitment and focus. We look forward to continued growth and success as he assumes the chairmanship of our health system board,” said Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Miami Children’s Health System.

Mr. Murgado said, “There is nothing greater or more important in this world than the health and wellbeing of our children. I believe that with all my heart and live with the following as a motto: ‘Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.’”

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About Miami Children’s Health System
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – part of Miami Children’s Health System is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed nonprofit hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine and routinely has many programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. The organization has grown and evolved into the Miami Children's Health System (MCHS) which includes Miami Children's Health Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nine nonprofit outpatient centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialists of America, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary;  a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. MCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. For more information visit
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Where Children Matter Most ™ (2024)

Founded in 1950 as Variety Children's Hospital, Nicklaus Children's 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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