Miami Children's Hospital to Break Ground on New Ambulatory Care Building

Published on: 11/08/2004
Groundbreaking for Miami Children’s Hospital’s new 68,000 square-foot Ambulatory Care Building. The new structure will house many key services including the hospital’s Brain Institute, Congenital Heart Center, Plastic Surgery, Pulmonary Function Laboratory, the Craniofacial Center and Pediatric Care Center. 

The project is part of the hospital’s “Building on a Dream” construction and renovation program. Completed portions of the project include a new MRI building, a raised helipad, interior renovations and encapsulation of the hospital in brightly colored hurricane-resistant paneling. 

Members of the MCH administrative team, physicians,community dignitaries and former patients will be in attendance.

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 9 

Miami Children’s Hospital main campus, near the visitor parking garage. 

Founded in 1950, Miami Children’s Hospital is the only licensed specialty hospital for children in South Florida. Ranked among the country’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report, Miami Children’s Hospital offers medical care and services for children from birth to age 21. The 268-bed medical facility treats more than 187,000 patients each year and has expertise in all aspects of pediatric medicine. 
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital (2022)

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with approximately 800 attending physicians, including more than 500 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. In the 2022-2023 U.S. News ranking, the hospital tied with two other hospitals as the number one children’s hospital in Florida. 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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