Health System News & Press

As experts in the field of pediatrics, Nicklaus Children’s Health System physicians, nurses, caregivers and its leadership are often in the news media, sharing insights and healthcare expertise.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Receives Improved Ratings From Two Rating Agencies

October 19, 2021
Nicklaus Children's Health System has received  an A+ bond rating from Fitch Ratings and an A rating from Standard and Poor’s. The health system was also recognized by the agencies as having a positive and stable outlook for the future.
 

Nan O'Leary Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System Board of Directors

July 01, 2021
Nicklaus Children’s Health System has appointed Nan O’Leary to its board of directors. Ms. O’Leary has long dedicated herself to community service through leadership roles in entities that benefit the region’s children and families.

Nicklaus Children's Health System to Offer $15 Plus Minimum Wage Starting in September

June 29, 2021
Nicklaus Children’s Health System has made the decision to increase its minimum wage starting in September of 2021 to the new standard required by Florida constitutional mandate a full five years ahead of the timeline for full adoption. 

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

June 15, 2021
Five Nicklaus Children's Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2021-22 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. Nicklaus Children's has more ranked pediatric programs than any other hospital in Florida.

Dr. Jennifer Mccafferty-Fernandez Promoted to Vice President Of Strategy and External Affairs, Chief of Staff at Nicklaus Children's Health System

June 07, 2021
Dr. Jennifer McCafferty-Fernandez has been promoted to vice president of strategy and external affairs, chief of staff at Nicklaus Children’s Health System. In this role, she oversees the Office of the CEO, encompassing government and community affairs, corporate responsibility, innovation, strategy, and marketing and corporate communications.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Appoints Three New Board Members

March 10, 2021
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has appointed three new members to its board of directors. Joining the panel are Alex Krys, Carlos Perez-Abreu and Miguel Sosa, all recognized business leaders who contribute significantly to the South Florida community.

Helenemarie Blake Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Vice President and Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

January 04, 2021
Helenemarie Blake has been appointed vice president and chief compliance and privacy officer at Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

Dr. Jefry Biehler Appointed Executive Medical Director of Quality for Nicklaus Children's Health System

November 10, 2020

Dr. Jefry Biehler has been appointed executive medical director of quality for Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS), parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. In this role, Dr. Biehler will drive optimization of patient outcomes by advancing evidence-based quality care initiatives throughout the health system.


 

Nicklaus Children's Health System and Baptist Health Collaborate to Enhance Patient Care

September 24, 2020
Nicklaus Children’s Health System and Baptist Health South Florida have signed an agreement to expand their collaboration on pediatric care.  This enhanced partnership of two of South Florida’s leading healthcare organizations will optimize care for both pediatric and adult patients.

Maria Jayoussi Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists

September 24, 2020
Maria Jayoussi has joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as vice president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer for the health system’s physician enterprise, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS).

Jorge Gonzalez Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System Board of Directors

June 23, 2020
Jorge Gonzalez, vice chairman and chief executive officer of City National Bank of Florida (CNB), has joined the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

June 16, 2020
Five Nicklaus Children’s Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2020-21 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, posted online today.

Dr. David Seo Has Joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as Vice President and Chief Information Officer

April 23, 2020
Dr. David Seo has joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this role, he will oversee information technology (IT) and communication services that align with the strategic initiatives and needs of the health system – parent organization of non-profit Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, its network of outpatient centers, a medical group practice and other affiliated entities.

Nicklaus Children's Health System and Baptist Health South Florida Collaborate to Support Readiness for Anticipated COVID-19-Related Patient Surge

April 01, 2020
Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) and Baptist Health South Florida have signed a letter of agreement to collaborate in the weeks ahead with the shared goal of optimizing response to an anticipated regional surge of adult COVID-19-related hospital admissions.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Renames its Multispecialty Group Practice as Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists

March 10, 2020
Nicklaus Children's Health System recently announced that its multispecialty group practice has been renamed Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS).

Dawn Javersack Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Chief Financial Officer

March 02, 2020
Dawn Javersack has joined Nicklaus Children’s Health System as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Perry Ann Reed Named President of Nicklaus Children's Hospital

February 10, 2020
Perry Ann Reed has joined Nicklaus Children's Health System as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the health system, and president of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. In this role, she will oversee operations of the flagship 309-bed pediatric specialty hospital.

Matthew A. Love Accepts Permanent Role of President and CEO at Nicklaus Children's Health System

January 23, 2020
Matthew A. Love has accepted the permanent role of president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS).

Nicklaus Children’s Announces Certification to ISO 9001 Quality Management System by DNV GL

December 16, 2019
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has announced the successful completion of its ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification by DNV GL. Nicklaus Children’s is the second freestanding children’s hospital in the nation to obtain this certification.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Announces New Leaders and Promotions

November 05, 2019
Nicklaus Children's Health System announces new members of its executive leadership team as well as the promotion of several long-standing organizational leaders.

Jodi B. Laurence Appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Nicklaus Children's Health System

August 06, 2019
Jodi Laurence has served since 2016 as vice chair of the board of directors of the health system’s flagship facility, Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Receives A+ Rating from Fitch Ratings

July 08, 2019
Nicklaus Children's Health System is evaluated annually by both Fitch, and Standard & Poor’s rating agencies. The health system has received an A+ rating from both agencies since 2015.

Seven Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

June 19, 2019
Seven Nicklaus Children's Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's 2019-20 “Best Children's Hospitals” rankings. Nicklaus Children's has more ranked pediatric programs than any other hospital in Florida.

Joseph Nader Elected Vice Chair of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Board of Directors

March 01, 2019
Joseph Nader, Managing Director and Senior Wealth Advisor for Calamos Wealth Management, LLC, has been elected Vice Chair of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors. Mr. Nader has served in board leadership roles since 2012, including chairing the hospital’s finance and investment committees, responsible for all endowment, insurance and pension plan assets. 

Michelle Boggs Named President of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation

December 13, 2018
Michelle Boggs will oversee operations of the foundation, which raises funds to support the work of the nonprofit Nicklaus Children's Hospital, the region's leading pediatric specialty hospital.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Named a 2019 Training Top 125 Winner for the 12th Year

December 05, 2018
Nicklaus Children's Health System has been featured by Training magazine in its Top 125 listing, which ranks companies that offer excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs, for 12 years.

Matthew A. Love Joins Nicklaus Children's Health System as Chief Financial Officer

November 08, 2018
Nicklaus Children's Health System welcomes Matthew A. Love as Chief Financial Officer. He will oversee all health system financial responsibilities including treasury, financial and capital planning, managed care, accounting, payroll, property accounting and supply chain management.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Named 2018 CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired Recipient

November 02, 2018
Nicklaus Children's Health System has been recognized in the “Most Wired” ranking since 2013, and is currently the number one ranked hospital amongst a list of more than 250 across the nation. This award recognizes hospitals and health systems that are at the forefront of using healthcare IT to improve the delivery of care, have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies, and are embracing new technologies that support population management and value-based care.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Wins Prestigious Award from the Association of Talent Development

October 08, 2018
Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) has received a 2018 BEST Award from the Association for Talent Development (ATD). The health system is ranked 12th out of only 45 winning organizations from around the world recognized for using innovative strategies to drive impact and solve business challenges through talent development practices. 

Standard and Poor's Rates Nicklaus Children's Health System A+

June 29, 2018
Nicklaus Children’s is financially evaluated on an annual basis and has been rated A+ consecutively for the last several years. 

Six Nicklaus Children's Hospital Specialty Programs are Again Identified Among the Best in the Nation

June 26, 2018
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital pediatric specialty services again ranked among the best in the nation. No other hospital in Florida has more ranked pediatric programs.

Anne Geddes to Serve as Brand Ambassador for Nicklaus Children’s Health System’s KidzStuff®

June 13, 2018
Anne Geddes, world-renowned photographer and global advocate of children’s causes, has teamed up with KidzStuff®, Nicklaus Children’s Health System’s retail brand of innovative children’s products, as a brand ambassador.

Nicklaus Children's Health System Named to Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare

June 07, 2018
Becker's Healthcare has once again named Nicklaus Children's Health System to its "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018" list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth.

Nicklaus Children’s Challenges Constitutionality of Recent Trauma Legislation

May 14, 2018
Narendra Kini, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Nicklaus Children’s Health System issued the following statement on the constitutional challenge of the recently passed trauma legislation.

Nicklaus Children’s Health System Recognized by CIO as a CIO 100 Award Winner

May 01, 2018
IDG’s CIO has named Nicklaus Children’s Health System a 2018 CIO 100 winner. The 31st annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

Nicklaus Children’s Health System Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

April 23, 2018
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. 

Nicklaus Children’s Health System Harnesses Location Intelligence for Healthcare with Nesa Solutions

March 06, 2018
Nicklaus Children’s Health System today at HIMSS18 announced that it has successfully deployed INSIGHT Location Intelligence, the flagship product of Nesa Solutions, Inc., provider of workflow automation and information management services, across its 2.5 million square foot main campus located in Miami, FL.

Mario Murgado and Michael Fux Elected Officers of Nicklaus Children's Health System Board

January 29, 2018
Mario Murgado, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brickell Motors, has been re-elected chair of the board for Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Michael Fux, CEO of Comfort Revolution, a leading developer of high-end sleep products, was re-elected vice chair.

Miami Children’s Health System to be Renamed Nicklaus Children’s Health System

October 24, 2017
Miami Children’s Health System will undergo a name change to align the health system with the branding and identity of its flagship, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. The health system will become Nicklaus Children’s Health System in recognition of the continued support from the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and its founders, golf icon Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara.

Health System Recipient of Davies Award for Information Technology Excellence

October 13, 2017
Our commitment to using information technology to improve healthcare outcomes led to substantial clinical advancements, including a reduction in blood transfusion errors to zero through use of barcode technology, a 26 percent decrease in asthma readmission rates through improved patient adherence to the home plan of care, and a reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections through implementation and monitoring of industry best practices.

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Name Miami Children's Health System One of the Best Workplaces for Women

September 15, 2017
The Best Workplaces for Women also set themselves apart from competitors in other important ways: 95 percent of women at these organizations describe them as friendly, and the same share say they’re proud to tell others where they work.

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE Name Miami Children’s Health System One of the Best Workplaces for Millennials

June 30, 2017
Miami Children’s Health System is recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials in the U.S. by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among The Best in The Nation

June 27, 2017
Eight subspecialty programs of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System, are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2017-18 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings.

Miami Children's Health System Celebrates Healthiest Company in America Award

June 14, 2017
Miami Children's Health System is one of 156 companies across the country being recognized for helping employees make significant and sometimes life-saving changes to improve their health.

Miami Children's Health System Invests in Aces Health to Accelerate Clinical Research

June 13, 2017
Automation of clinical trial processes saves sponsor sites time and expenses.

Computerworld Names Miami Children’s Health System to 2017 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

June 12, 2017
Miami Children's Health System is recognized as number 3 among midsize organizations for being a leading institution in providing excellence in information technology along with great benefits and compensation to its employees.

Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Miami Children’s Health System One of the Best Workplaces in Health Care

April 13, 2017
Great Place to Work® and Fortune named Miami Children’s Health System as one of the country’s Best Workplaces in Health Care.

Miami Children's Health System and Tyto Care to Expand Telehealth Services for Home Consumers

April 12, 2017
Miami Children's Health System Bringing Remote Telehealth Services to Patients’ Homes, Schools and Global Locations, Expanding Current Offerings and Improving Patient Care.

Miami Children’s Health System to Participate in ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

April 11, 2017
Physicians to obtain maintenance of certification credit for participation in system-wide initiatives to improve children’s health 

Time Inc.'s People and Great Place to Work Name Miami Children's Health System One of 2017's "50 Companies That Care"

April 03, 2017
Miami Children's Health System recognized for its committment to employees through generous benefits packages and services.

Marcia Diaz De Villegas Named a South Florida Business Journal Power Leader

March 15, 2017
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.

Miami Children’s Health System Listed in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

March 01, 2017
Becker's Hospital Review list of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare recognizes organizations that are committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.

Miami Children's Health System Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Financial Interactions with Patients

February 24, 2017

MCHS has aceived Best Practices adopter from Healthcare Financial Management Association's Patient Financial Communications Best Practices®.  

Miami Children's Health System Once Again Named a Top 125 Training Organization

January 23, 2017
Miami Children's Health System has been named to Training magazine's list of Top 125 training organizations in North America for 11 years. The ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee; program goals, evaluation, and measurement; workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs.

Miami Children’s Health System Partnership with Startupbootcamp Kicks off With Mediconecta - Latin America’s Largest Telehealth Provider

November 17, 2016
Miami Children’s Health System, through its partnership with Startupbootcamp, has entered into an agreement with Mediconecta, the leader in telehealth for the Spanish-speaking world.