Florida Health Finder

The State of Florida Health Finder website provides information about all ages of patients at all Florida hospitals. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a licensed specialty hospital, is licensed to care for children ages 21 and up.

Florida Health Finder has information about:

The number of patients admitted to the hospital and those who are seen for specific procedures

  • Average hospital stay time (days)
  • Average hospital costs
  • Average hospital readmission rates
  • Mortality rates

Different medical conditions and procedures can lead to complications.

These quality indicators are closely monitored at our hospital. Our staff strives for performance that is comparable to other hospitals across the country.

Hospital Services Florida Health Finder

The following information may be helpful when you review the data regarding Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital offers a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The highest level of care a hospital can offer a newborn is Level 3. We do not have a Nicklaus Children’s Hospital maternity unit. Also, we don’t birth babies at other hospitals in Florida Health Finder. Our NICU provides comprehensive, skilled medical and surgical care for seriously ill newborns from territories and Atlantic/Caribbean nations.

Burn Centres

Florida Health Finder has designated four trauma centres in the state as burn centres. The American Burn Association has designated these centres as providing comprehensive, specialised care for severe burns (either 2nd or 3rd degree burns that affect a substantial percentage of the patient’s body area). Every paediatric patient admitted to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for treatment of a burn will be treated at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital emergency department. All paediatric burn patients who have a mild or moderate burn (from a 1st to 2nd degree burn that affects a smaller area of the body) will be treated at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Trauma Centre

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been approved by the state as a paediatric trauma centre. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is proud to be one of two state-approved paediatric trauma centres. It also happens to be the only paediatric trauma centre that is freestanding in South Florida.

Paediatric Open Heart florida health finder

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a Children’s Medical Services Centre (CMS) Paediatric Cardiovascular Centre that performs more heart procedures and has better outcomes than any other facility.

Adult Open Heart florida health finder

The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a paediatric facility that treats children aged 21 and under, means that The Heart Institute only treats patients between 18-21 years old.

Organ Transplantation

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been certified as a Bone Marrow Transplantation Center. The Foundation for Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cell Therapy has accredited the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Bone Marrow Transformation Program.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital works closely with families and patients to determine the best transplant centre for their specific organ or medical condition.