News & Recognition

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a leading provider of healthcare services for medically needy children.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a leading provider of healthcare services for medically needy children.

News

A Growing Network of Care and Convenience

A Growing Network of Care and Convenience

The Village of Pinecrest became the latest municipality to enjoy the benefits of a Nicklaus Children’s Hospital outpatient facility in 2017. The year marked the opening of the Nicklaus Children’s Pinecrest Urgent Care and a new Sports Health Center, both situated in Pinecrest’s Suniland Shopping Center along high-profile U.S. 1 (South Dixie Highway).

Sanford Health Funding Helps Personalized Medicine Initiative Soar

Sanford Health Funding Helps Personalized Medicine Initiative Soar

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Personalized Medicine Initiative made a giant leap forward in 2017, thanks to a $7 million donation from philanthropist Denny Sanford and Sanford Health. This transformative gift is fast-tracking the hospital’s commitment to harnessing the latest developments in science, genomics and technology to speed effective treatments for pediatric conditions, all with the goal of optimizing benefits and minimizing side effects.

Recognition

Nicklaus Children's Programs Again Ranked Among the Nation's Best

2017 was another great year for Nicklaus Children's specialty programs. Eight programs were again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's 2017-18 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. No other hospital in florida had more ranked pediatric programs.

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Nicklaus Children's 2017-18 rankings are as follows:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery, #41 (no other program in South Florida ranked higher)
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology, #38
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, #46
  • Neonatology, #12 (no other program in South Florida ranked higher)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery, #11 (no other program in South Florida ranked higher)
  • Orthopedics, #31 (no other program in South Florida ranked higher)
  • Pulmonology, #24 (no other program in South Florida ranked higher)
  • Urology, #17 (no other program in South Florida ranked higher)

National Recognition

Computerworld Again Names Health System Among Best Places to Work in IT

Computerworld named Nicklaus Children’s Health System in its Best Places to Work in IT list for 2017. The system was recognized as third among midsize organizations for being a leading institution in providing excellence in information technology, while offering great benefits and compensation for employees. The health system and its flagship, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, have been consecutively recognized in the listing since 2012.

Dr. Kini Named Among Becker’s Hospital Review List Physician Leaders

Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review in its 2017 list of Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems.  The annual list honors leaders who demonstrate outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers.

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Name Health System Among Best Workplaces in Three Categories

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE selected Nicklaus Children’s Health System as a recipient in three Best Workplaces recognition categories for 2017. The hospital was chosen among the:
    •    Best Workplaces in Healthcare
    •    Best Workplaces for Women 
    •    Best Workplaces for Millennials

The rankings are among a series announced annually by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE that are based on employee feedback provided through surveys.

Health System is Recipient of Davies Award for Information Technology Excellence

Nicklaus Children’s Health System was the recipient of the 2017 Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence, presented by Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a non-profit organization focused on better health through information technology. The Davies Award recognizes organizations that have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes and value. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the first hospital in Florida to receive the Davies Enterprise Award.

Health System Recognized for Offering Competitive Benefits

Nicklaus Children’s Health System was named Plan Sponsor of the Year by PLANSPONSOR magazine for offering comprehensive, competitive benefits and retirement plan options.  Each year, the editors of PLANSPONSOR recognize leaders in retirement plan best practices that aim to provide more secure financial outcomes for U.S. workers.

Health System Recognized for Optimizing Financial Communications

Nicklaus Children’s Health System achieved recognition in 2017 as an adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Patient Financial Communications Best Practices®. As a Best Practices adopter, the health system demonstrated that it follows nearly 100 best practices covering all aspects of financial interactions that take place in a variety of care settings.

Health System Recognized for Optimizing Financial Communications

Nicklaus Children’s Health System achieved recognition in 2017 as an adopter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Patient Financial Communications Best Practices®. As a Best Practices adopter, the health system demonstrated that it follows nearly 100 best practices covering all aspects of financial interactions that take place in a variety of care settings.

Healthcare Advertising Awards Recognition

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital received three 2017 Healthcare Advertising Awards. The recognitions include: 
    •    Gold Winner, Newspaper Advertising Single 
    •    Bronze Award, Total Advertising without TV
    •    Merit Winner, Total Advertising without TV
Healthcare Advertising Awards is the oldest, largest and most widely respected healthcare advertising awards competition. The awards are sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report, the leading publication covering all aspects of healthcare marketing and advertising.

Hospital Again Named Among Most Wired by American Hospital Association

Hospital Again Named Among Most Wired by American Hospital Association

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was selected a 2017 Most Wired Hospital by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum. The 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, recognized hospitals that use emerging technology to enhance patient care and privacy.

Hospital Named Among ‘Great Places to Work in Healthcare’

Hospital Named Among ‘Great Places to Work in Healthcare’

Nicklaus Children’s Health System was named to Becker's Hospital Review’s "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare | 2017" list. The list recognizes organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.
 

Hospital Received Women’s Choice Award

Hospital Received Women’s Choice Award

Nicklaus Children’s was again recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital and a Best Children’s Hospital for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award. The designation was based on data provided by children’s hospitals across the country. Hospitals are selected based on availability of key services and capabilities.

Nicklaus Children’s Among Top Training Organizations

Nicklaus Children’s Among Top Training Organizations

Nicklaus Children’s Health System was named to Training magazine’s list of the Top 125 training organizations in North America. For the last 12 years, the health system has been included in the listing, which highlights companies that demonstrate excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs.

Nicklaus Children’s Receives Full Accreditation from the Association of Human Research Protection Programs

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital was once again awarded full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc., (AAHRPP). 
Accreditation is an achievement that reflects Nicklaus Children’s commitment to protecting the rights and welfare of research participants. The hospital was the first pediatric facility in the state and one of the few children’s hospitals in the nation to receive accreditation from AAHRPP in 2009.

Nicklaus Children’s Selected Among 2017 ‘Companies That Care’

Nicklaus Children’s Selected Among 2017 ‘Companies That Care’

Nicklaus Children’s was recognized within the first annual "50 Companies That Care" list, jointly chosen by People magazine and Great Place to Work. The outstanding companies were recognized for going above and beyond to create a caring environment for employees, and for supporting them throughout their professional and personal lives.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Recipient of Record Number of Beacon Awards

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) in 2017 again designated Nicklaus Children's Hospital as a premier institution for patient care, bestowing two more unit-based Beacon Awards for Excellence that brought the hospital's total number of Beacon Awards to six, a distinction no other children's hospital in the nation currently holds. The newly awarded units include 3 Northeast (dialysis, gastroenterology), with a gold-level Beacon Award, and 2 East (pre- and post-surgical unit) with a silver-level Beacon Award. The hospital's three intensive care units (pediatric, neonatal and cardiac) and the 2 North Unit (infant care and observation) each received gold-level Beacon Awards in 2016.

Nicklaus Health System Chosen Among Healthiest Companies in America

Nicklaus Children’s Health System was named one of the Healthiest Companies in America by Interactive Health, a national leader known for its personalized wellness solutions. The health system was one of 156 companies across the country to be recognized for helping employees make significant and sometimes life-saving changes to improve their health.

Regional Recognition

Jackie Gonzalez, CNO, Honored as Health Care Hero

Jackie Gonzalez, DN, MSN, ARNP, Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, was recognized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as a 2017 Health Care Hero in the nursing category. Dr. Gonzalez was honored for her leadership and commitment to patient safety, which gave rise to the hospital’s Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program, now in use in more than 1,300 hospitals around the globe.

Marcia Diaz de Villegas Named Among Power Leaders in Marketing

Marcia Diaz de Villegas, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Nicklaus Children’s Health System, was named to South Florida Business Journal’s 2017 List of Power Leaders in Marketing. The nominations recognize top marketing executives who have led organizations through ever-changing media convergence and executed marketing campaigns that are supported by all media platforms.