Former Miami Heat Superstar Shane Battier Visits Nicklaus Children's Hospital Patients

Published on: 01/04/2018

Former Miami Heat superstar Shane Battier visited Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in December, where he toured the hospital’s Telehealth department, the Michael Fux Family Center, and spent time with several young patients in the cardiac unit, including one aspiring basketball player, pictured above. The NBA champion offered some words of wisdom to the 14-year-old, telling him even though he may be in the hospital right now, he can still work on his basketball skills through visualization and maintaining a positive spirit.  

In January, Shane will be playing for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in the Ace Hardware Shootout golf tournament, benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The player who wins the golf portion of the tournament will bring home a cash prize for their respective hospital. There is also a prize for the player who receives the most likes on social media when the tournament airs on television.

Make sure to follow Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation on Facebook for more information on how you can help Shane bring home the big money for your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.   

Click here to see more photos from Shane Battier’s visit to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

About Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. 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. For more information, please visit

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