We are very excited to announce a $60 million pledge from The Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation to support Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s Hospital.
We are truly privileged to benefit from the generosity of golf icon Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara. With this transformational gift, we are able to further support our mission of providing health and happiness to children in our community and beyond.
In recognition, Miami Children’s Hospital—the flagship of Miami Children’s Health System—and its network of outpatient centers will be renamed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, effective in March of this year. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the hospital’s 65th anniversary this year. We have a long and distinguished tradition of serving children and this $60 million pledge is the cornerstone of a legacy that will have an enduring impact on children and families for generations to come.
We have a great relationship with the Nicklaus Health Care Foundation which began in 2010, with the announcement of the creation of the Miami Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Care Center in western Palm Beach County. In 2012, we celebrated the opening of the Miami Children’s Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center in Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens, which offers pediatric urgent care, rehabilitation services, imaging services and subspecialty appointments. In 2014, all Palm Beach County services were consolidated at the Palm Beach Gardens facility.
The $60 million pledge will make possible many enhancements for Miami Children’s, supporting the hospital in its mission as a world-class pediatric acute-care hospital. This includes the construction of the planned 212,000-square-foot Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, now in progress. This new facility will include provisions for three new family-centered intensive care units. The gift will also support emergency and trauma preparedness, and enhance globally recognized centers for excellence at the hospital, including the Heart Program, Cancer Center and Miami Children’s Brain Institute.
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