Nicklaus Children’s Tops ‘Most Wired’ Ranking
Nicklaus Children's Health System was named the 2018 Most Wired Hospital by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The health system was recognized as the number one ranked hospital (or hospital system) nationwide among a list of more than 250 across the country. CHIME recognizes hospitals and health systems that are at the forefront of using healthcare IT to improve care delivery, have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies, and are embracing new technologies that support value-based care. The health system has been included in the “Most Wired” rankings since 2013.
Hospital Wins DNV GL Healthcare Innovation of the Year Award
Nicklaus Children's Hospital has been awarded DNV GL Healthcare's 2018 Innovation of the Year award for the development and implementation of an automated crash cart management solution that has dramatically enhanced patient care and efficiency. The crash cart solution was developed at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, through its continuous focus on leading industry innovation. This automated process was created with key stakeholders from multiple departments such as nursing, information technology, pharmacy and accreditation, in collaboration with a leading provider of workflow automation and information management services.
Hospital Recognized as CIO 100 Award Winner
IDG’s CIO has named Nicklaus Children’s Health System a 2018 CIO 100 winner. The award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). The health system has been at the forefront of utilizing innovative technology to enhance patient care. Mobile applications, interactive robotic devices, mobile medical carts, and medical kiosks are among the technologies that support the hospital and its growing network of outpatient centers. IDG is the world’s leading technology, media, data and marketing services company.
Pediatric Care Center Receives National Committee for Quality Assurance Recognition
The Gladys M. and Frederick Stewart Pediatric Care Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home Program. The Pediatric Care Center provides outpatient pediatric services for more than 4,000 children annually, including many with special medical needs. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatricians and American Osteopathic Association. The program assesses whether clinician practices are functioning as a medical home and recognizes them for these efforts.
Health System Wins Talent Development Award
Nicklaus Children's Health System received a 2018 BEST Award from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). The health system ranked 12 out of 45 winning organizations from around the world recognized for using innovative talent development strategies to address business challenges. This is the second time ATD recognized the health system. ATD’s BEST Award is the talent development industry's most rigorous and coveted recognition, honoring organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through talent development.
Nicklaus Children’s Verified as Level One Pediatric Trauma Center
Nicklaus Children's Hospital was again verified in 2018 as a Level One Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons. Nicklaus Children’s is the only hospital in South Florida to achieve Level One Pediatric Trauma Center verification.
Nicklaus Children’s Among Top Training Organizations
Nicklaus Children’s Health System was again named to Training magazine’s list of the Top 125 training organizations in North America in 2018. For the past 13 years, the health system has been included in the listing, which highlights companies that demonstrate excellence in employer-sponsored training and development.
Nicklaus Children’s Achieves Nine Beacon Awards for Nursing Excellence
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital received three new Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses in 2018, bringing to nine the total number of hospital units that have garnered Beacon Award status. Nicklaus Children’s is the only children’s hospital in the nation to be recognized with nine Beacon Awards, demonstrating the hospital’s commitment to excellence in inpatient care through use of evidence-based data to enhance outcomes and satisfaction. The newly awarded patient care areas are 5 Tower (Neurology/Neurosurgery) with a Gold-level award, 6 Tower (Hematology/Oncology) with a Silver-level and 2 North/3 South (step-down unit for patients of the neonatal unit and observation) also with a Silver-level. Units previously designated with Beacon Awards are the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, 3 Northeast and 3 East, each with a Gold-level; and 2 East designated with a Silver-level.
Health System Honored as ‘Great Place to Work’
Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have once again honored Nicklaus Children’s Health System as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma. The ranking considered input from more than 95,000 employees in the healthcare, biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experiences on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, and belief that their work makes a difference and has special meaning. Rankings are based on employee experiences. The Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma stand out for sustaining agile, innovative cultures, which helps them outpace competitors in the marketplace.
Nicklaus Epilepsy Center Receives Renewed Accreditation as Level 4 Center
The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has again received accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 epilepsy center. Level 4 epilepsy centers offer professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, part of the Nicklaus Children’s Brain Institute, is an internationally recognized leader in caring for children and infants with epilepsy. The program utilizes leading-edge technology for patients seeking specialized treatment and management of epileptic seizures and intractable epilepsy. Nicklaus Children’s team of neurosurgeons are nationally recognized for utilizing the latest technologies and minimally invasive surgical methods such as MRI-guided laser ablation.
Health System Named Among ‘Top Places to Work in Healthcare’
Becker's Healthcare in 2018 again named Nicklaus Children's Health System to its "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare.” The listing highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote workforce diversity, employee engagement and professional growth. The health system was selected for being one of the top organizations across the nation to offer benefits and opportunities for employees to promote professional development and build successful careers that go beyond the average healthcare provider or company. The health system offers its employees a robust benefits package, including health, wellness, training and recognition programs that highlight team and employee accomplishments. The health system also uses innovative on-boarding programs that have garnered national recognition for supporting new employees, and enhancing satisfaction and retention.
Hospital Earns A+ Rating from Standard and Poor’s
Nicklaus Children's Health System once again received an A+ bond rating from Standard and Poor's credit rating agency in 2018. The health system is evaluated financially by Standard and Poor’s each year and has been rated A+ for several previous years.