To render the highest possible standard of care to Florida’s population, not-for-profit group Baptist Health South Florida and nonprofit Nicklaus Children's Hospital will collaborate on services via several avenues, the organizations announced recently from Miami.
"I look forward to working together to improve the care of patients in our local and international communities," Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO for Miami Children's Health System, which includes Nicklaus Children's Hospital, said. "Through our collaboration, we know we can create efficiencies, improve quality and better serve the community."
To begin with, initiatives in proton therapy for children, telemedicine, global connection, IT upgrades and enhancements in continuing medical education are in the works.
The education component will be conducted with the collaboration of the Miami-based Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.
"This collaboration is a natural fit for both of our organizations and will have a positive impact on the way our patients receive care," Brian Keeley, president and CEO for Baptist Health South Florida, said. "By working closely together, we will help ensure that patients benefit from seeing the most appropriate provider and have access to high-quality, evidence-based care."
Nicklaus Children's Hospital also houses the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern region of the U. S.