Nicklaus Children's Sees Overwhelming Community Support Amid COVID-19: Update From Foundation President

Published on: 04/10/2020

As each of us begins to feel the unforeseen impacts of COVID-19 on our lives, our workplaces and our community, I am humbled and overwhelmed by your caring spirit and generosity towards Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

As Children's Hospital Week comes to a close, I want to personally share our immense gratitude for the outpouring of support we’ve received from many individuals and the local business community in recent weeks. From personal protective equipment to food and treats for those on the frontlines to much needed financial support to help us keep our children, families and staff safe – your contributions and encouragement have helped us stay hopeful and focused on what we are here to do... to deliver the best care for patients whose illnesses don’t stop because we are battling a pandemic.

Our doctors, nurses and clinical staff are nothing short of heroes. They are working around the clock to provide the medical treatment our young patients desperately need. Knowing that our community is coming together in such a big way to support our people and operations at Nicklaus Children’s keeps all of us moving forward.

Thank you for being a shining light for Nicklaus Children’s and the children we serve.

If you’re still looking for ways to help out or share good news, please continue reading below. As we look forward to better times in the weeks and months ahead, please stay healthy and safe.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Michelle Boggs
President, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation
SVP of External Affairs, Nicklaus Children’s Health System

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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