New Director of Public Policy and Government Relations Joins Miami Children’s Hospital

Published on: 10/12/2006
MIAMI, FL – Shira Kastan, has joined Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) as Director of Public Policy and Government Relations. Ms. Kastan received her master’s degree in Public Administration and her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. Prior to joining the hospital, she served as Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs Office of Chairman Joe A. Martinez, Miami-Dade County. 

“With her training and practical experience, Ms. Kastan will play a key role at Miami Children’s, as we work to advance legislative and local governmental programs that benefit the health of the children of this community,” said Thomas M. Rozek, President and CEO of Miami Children's. 

The Department of Public Policy and Governmental Relations Department works with local, state, and federal officials, advocating programs and initiatives that benefit children’s health. 

Founded in 1950, Miami Children's Hospital is the only licensed specialty hospital for children in South Florida. Ranked Miami–Dade County’s “Best Pediatric Hospital” by South Florida Parenting Magazine, Miami Children's Hospital offers medical care and services for children from birth to age 21. The 268-bed medical facility has expertise in all aspects of pediatric medicine.
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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