Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Receives 2015 Press Ganey NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality

Published on: 01/20/2016
MIAMI – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, is pleased to announce it has been awarded the 2015 NDNQI® Award for outstanding nursing quality by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The award recognizes the top-performing pediatric hospital that has achieved excellence in overall performance in nursing quality indicators.
The NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality honors hospitals that have made impressive and measurable improvements in nursing performance and patient outcomes. The award is given annually to the top performing organization across 17 quality measures in each of seven categories: academic medical center, teaching hospital, community hospital, pediatric hospital, rehabilitation hospital, psychiatric hospital and international. The highest-ranking hospital in each category receives the award.

"We are proud to partner with Nicklaus Children’s,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “Achieving and sustaining excellence in nursing-sensitive quality measures reflects their deep commitment to delivering high quality compassionate and patient-centered care in South Florida.”

Jackie Gonzalez, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, said, “Our nursing team at Nicklaus Children’s takes great pride in contributing to the quality of care and safety of our patients. Our team has a longstanding commitment to evidence-based practice and has lead safety initiatives that are now in use across the country. I am proud to be part of such an outstanding group of nurses.”
About Press Ganey
Press Ganey Holdings (NYSE: PGND) is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. Celebrating 30 years of experience, Press Ganey is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in patient experience measurement and performance improvement solutions. Our mission is to help health care organizations reduce patient suffering and improve clinical quality, safety and the patient experience. As of January 1, 2015, we served more than 22,000 health care facilities. For more information, visit
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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