We care for and treat children who turn to us in their most challenging time

With more than 70% of our patients covered by Medicaid, private support is essential to help us meet the urgent needs of those who need it most. Your support changes lives.

children of different ethnicities huddled together
children of different ethnicities huddled together

Why Families Choose Nicklaus Children's

We have the highest survival rates and best clinical outcomes in the region. We are among the best in the national in pediatric healthcare, with more ranked programs than any other hospital in South Florida. But more important than this, we are there wherever our patients are, whenever they need us, in sickness and in health. We are the family's advocate, champion and guide.
  • We help every child before and after surgery
  • We support the family during the patient's recovery, or when suffering the loss of a child
  • We empower patients, and their families, to deal with life's challenges and stay well
  • We pioneer new procedures and innovate new treatments

Drew and Stacy Kern and their two sons"We have met many families through the 13 years of our own journey who travel all over the U.S. to go to Nicklaus Children's. We are incredibly blessed to have Nicklaus Children's in our own backyard. I think it's a testament to Nicklaus Children's Hospital that Justin has had such a wonderful childhood."

Drew and Stacey Kern
Parents of Justin
Drew is a Nicklaus Children's Hospital Board Member
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Why Your Support Matters

Every year with your help, Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation raises millions of dollars to support children and families. Read more in our annual report.

You are an important part of our work to continue putting kids first, today and for generations to come. At Nicklaus Children's, we serve the most diverse child population in the state with 70% covered by Medicaid, a government-funded healthcare insurance. Many families come to us when they don't have anywhere else to go, and private support helps us do more to provide the very best care for our patients and meet urgent needs of the hospital.

Because of the support of people like you, we are able to respond to the hospital’s greatest needs during times of emergency while still providing amazing patient care. Donations to the Nicklaus Children’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, for example, have helped secure extra medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), and the beginnings of our vaccine clinic that would get underway in late 2020/early 2021. In all, supporters like you help keep staff, patients and families safe. You allow us to focus on our work to heal sick kids.

Let us help you find your passion at Nicklaus Children's. ​Learn more about the various ways to give, from making a one-time or recurring gift to corporate giving opportunities. Or contact us at 305-666-2889 or

photo of Michael Fux hugging a child
"To me, it feels so much better to give directly to the kids who are going to benefit from it rather than just writing a check. My motivation is very simple – Having grown up very poor and not having things that other kids had always motivates me to help others."

Michael Fux
Benefactor for Nicklaus Children's Hospital Fux Family Center and 2019 Diamond Ball Honoree
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Meet Our Patients

Meet the patients of Nicklaus Children's who, alongside their family, continue to inspire us every day. Their stories of hope, resilience, strength and healing are truly remarkable - and we are proud to serve them.

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