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MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NICKLAUS OUTPATIENT CENTER HOSTS GRAND OPENING AND COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
(11/3/2012)

Palm Beach Gardens, FL- Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) and the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation held a grand opening and community open house for the Miami Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center. Patients and families enjoyed family fun entertainment, refreshments and tours of the facility. The center is located at 11310 Legacy Avenue in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.
 
Pictured from left to right: Patty McDonald, President and CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation;  Nancy Humbert, Senior Vice President and Chief Hospitality Officer at MCH; Simone Sellier, Regional Director of the MCH Nicklaus Outpatient Center; Barbara and Jack Nicklaus, State Representative Joseph Abruzzo, Dr. Narendra M. Kini, President and CEO of MCH


The Miami Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center at Legacy Place provides medical services to meet the healthcare needs of children and adolescents from birth through 21 years of age. The center currently offers rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, and outpatient pediatric imaging services (X-ray).  Beginning Nov. 5, pediatric urgent care for minor injuries and illnesses will be available from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. Visits with pediatric subspecialists and MRI services will be available soon.

This 21,500-square-foot center is the second pediatric care facility to open in Palm Beach County. In 2010, the Miami Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Care Center opened in Loxahatchee as a collaboration between MCH and the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, reflecting a shared commitment to advancing pediatric care offerings in the region.
 
Pictured: Jack Nicklaus with patients of the MCH Nicklaus Outpatient Center

“When Jack and I were young parents, we quickly discovered the importance of accessible quality pediatric healthcare,” said Barbara Nicklaus, chairman of the board of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. “We always said that if we were ever in a position to help someone, our focus would be children. And if we could help the children and families in the communities where we live, that would become our priority. With the opening of the Miami Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center in Palm Beach Gardens, we have taken another important step in answering the wants and needs of our community to provide enhanced pediatric care services."
 
“For years this has been our dream, and, today that dream becomes an important reality not only for us, but, for many families in Palm Beach County and surrounding areas in need of convenient access to world-class care!”
“Thanks to the support of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, Miami Children’s Hospital continues its mission to be where the children are and bring specialized healthcare services to the children of Palm Beach County,” said M. Narendra Kini, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Miami Children’s Hospital.

For more information or to request an appointment at the MCH Nicklaus Outpatient Center, parents and caregivers are invited to call 561-624-9188 or visit www.mchnicklausoutpatientcenter.com.

About Miami Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012-2013 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.

About the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation
The Nicklaus family founded the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation in 2004 for a simple reason: to help kids in the community where the family has lived and worked for decades. The Foundation has grown for a vision to reality, providing charitable services for children’s healthcare. The Foundation’s mission is to provide access to world-class healthcare for all children and support innovative programs focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illnesses. For more information about the foundation, please visit nchcf.org.