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


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). In this role, she will work with the NCPS leadership and operations team to advance quality, service, and financial and operational performance of the multispecialty pediatric medical group practice.

Jayoussi brings to the position extensive healthcare leadership experience. Most recently, she served as the executive director of finance for WakeMed Physicians Practices in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she was responsible for the financial operation and revenue cycle of the medical group. She received her master’s in business administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University with special concentration in finance and healthcare. Maria is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Damascus in Syria. She is an active member of the HealthCare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and currently serves on the HFMA’s National Advisory Council – Payment Models. Jayoussi is fluent in Arabic and English.  

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Maria to our health system family,” said Dr. Chad Perlyn, Interim President of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists. “She brings to our team extensive experience in healthcare finance and leadership to support and further the success of our medical group practice.”

About Nicklaus Children's Health System

Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. The 309-bed nonprofit hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. The health system also includes Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nonprofit outpatient centers and urgent care centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; and an ambulatory surgery center. NCHS is the region's only healthcare system exclusively for children.