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Perry Ann Reed Named President of Nicklaus Children's Hospital


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.

Reed brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership. Most recently, she served as executive director of WakeMed Children's Hospital & Women's Services in Raleigh, NC, managing development and execution of strategic plans, and overseeing operational and financial performance, patient safety, patient satisfaction and quality improvement. Previously, Reed served as director of ethics and palliative care at Texas Children's and as a consultant at Quinn Reed Associates, directing efforts around social investments, primarily in the nonprofit sector.

“We are pleased to welcome Perry Ann to the Nicklaus Children's Health System family,” said Matthew A. Love, president and chief executive officer, NCHS. “Perry Ann is a seasoned pediatric care leader with a demonstrated ability to work closely with board members, medical and clinical staff and employees to achieve hospital goals for patient safety, patient satisfaction and organizational growth. We look forward to working with her to further our commitment to putting patients and families first.”

Reed is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, holds a master's degree in healthcare management from the University of Texas, a master's in bioethics from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University.  She has an executive education certificate in board management from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and post-master's healthcare management certificate from Fordham Gabelli School of Business. She publishes nationally on pediatric ethics.

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.