Our Commitment to Excellence
- Nicklaus Children's Hospital has more pediatric programs ranked among “America’s Best” by U.S.News and World Report in 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 than any other Florida hospital. In addition, two NCH programs are ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Nicklaus Children's is the only hospital in Florida with programs included among the top 10 in pediatric subspecialties assessed by U.S. News.
- NCH is one of only three pediatric hospitals in the nation and the only one in Florida to have all three of its intensive care units receive either a Gold Beacon Award or Silver Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
- Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s Brain Institute is the first and largest pediatric neuroscience collaboration in the nation. The program is recognized for excellence in treatment of children with brain tumors, intractable epilepsy and other brain anomalies, and offers the latest minimally invasive methods, including Visualase, an image-guided laser technique for epilepsy surgery in children. The Nicklaus Children's Brain Institute is proud to be ranked eighth in the nation in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery. No other program in the southeastern U.S. ranks higher.
- Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is proud to be ranked as one of the top 10 programs in the nation in neonatology. No other program in Florida ranks higher.
- The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides care for more children with congenital heart disorders than any other hospital in Florida. It is consistently ranked among the best programs in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery.
- Nicklaus Children's Hospital’s Cancer Center is the largest provider of pediatric cancer services in the region. The center participates in research protocols, offering the latest interventions for children receiving treatment for all forms of cancer and blood disorders.
- Nicklaus Children's Bone Marrow Transplant program is accredited by the prestigious Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT).
- Nicklaus Children's Hospital Research Institute is one of the largest providers of pediatric research in the region. The institute has earned full reaccreditation from the Association of Human Research Protection Programs (AHRPP). The hospital is the first pediatric facility in the state and one of the few in the nation to achieve this standing.
- Nicklaus Children's LifeFlight® Critical Care Transport team provides transport of critically ill children from referring hospitals to NCH critical care units. The program features ground ambulances, and fixed-wing and roto-wing aircraft. The LifeFlight® program offers air transport via helicopters operated by PHI, Inc., one of the world’s most experienced aircraft operators and the holder of a Part 135 Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, and through contracted fixed-wing aircraft charters.
- For the third time in a row, Nicklaus Children's has been designated an Association of American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. The hospital was the fifth pediatric hospital in the nation to achieve this recognition.
- Nicklaus Children's Hospital is proud to be ranked among the top 125 training organizations in the nation by Training magazine, the leading publication for learning and development professionals. The hospital has been included in the ranking annually since 2006.
Our Community Outreach
- Nicklaus Children's Hospital is a significant contributor to the Miami-Dade County economy.
- Nicklaus Children's is a leading provider of healthcare services for medically needy children. Each year the hospital contributes from $16 million to $20 million in uncompensated care.
- At Nicklaus Children's Hospital, the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists is already hard at work. The hospital is proud to be the largest provider of pediatric medical education in the southeastern United States.
- Nicklaus Children's Hospital provides primary care and a medical home to the Medicaid population through its Pediatric Care Center located on the hospital’s main campus. The hospital provided dental services for approximately 22,000 patients in 2013 through its Pediatric Dental Residency program. NCH also houses Early Steps Southernmost Coast, an early intervention program for children at risk of developmental delays. The program evaluates over 2,000 children annually.
- Nicklaus Children's offers primary care services to needy children through the Health Connect in Our Schools program. The hospital provides nursing staff for school-based clinics situated in high-risk communities to ensure that children have access to care.
- Over the past 10 years, Nicklaus Children's Hospital has served children from every single county in Florida, providing care that only a world-class children’s hospital makes possible.