Leaders Gather to Celebrate Opening of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialist at Alton Road

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Participants in the ribbon-cutting event celebrating the opening of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists at Alton Road include (from left to right): Dr. Lina Felipez, pediatric gastroenterologist; Gino R. Santorio, President and CEO of Mt. Sinai Medical Center; Dr. Chad Perlyn, President of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists; Matthew A. Love, President and CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System; Dan Gelber, City of Miami Beach Mayor; Dr. Dana DeCarlo, pediatric and fetal cardiologist.

Representatives of Nicklaus Children’s Health System and community leaders gathered this month for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of a new pediatric specialty office in Miami Beach. The center, Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists at Alton Road, offers pediatric specialty appointments, including fetal and pediatric cardiology and gastroenterology services, Monday through Friday. 

Among those attending the ribbon-cutting were Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and City Manager Alina T. Hudak; Matthew A. Love, President and CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System; Dr. Chad Perlyn, President of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the health system’s medical group practice; as well as Mount Sinai Medical Center leadership, including Gino R. Santorio, President and CEO; Dr. Robert Goldszer, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President; Dr. Shimon Hakshouri, Associate Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Jose Adams, Chief of the Division of Neonatology; and Kylie Rowlands-Perez, Associate Vice President of Maternal Child. 

“At Nicklaus Children’s, we are committed to offering the highest quality pediatric specialty care in settings that provide comfort and convenience to area families,” said Love. “We understand the complexities of family life and the difference that convenient medical services can make for parents and caregivers. It is a delight for us to now bring the expertise of the #1 children’s hospital in Florida, Nicklaus Children’s to the Miami Beach community.” Nicklaus Children’s is tied for #1 with the two other hospitals in Florida in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 pediatric rankings and is the only top-ranked hospital in Florida. 

Mayor Gelber said, “Nicklaus Children’s is a great addition to the Miami Beach community. There’s nothing parents care more about than the health of their kids. Having a world-class group of pediatric specialists ensconced in a world-class hospital provides something that is very important to people.”

“Miami Beach is a community that’s very dear to me,” said Dr. Perlyn. “Not only am I a proud resident of Miami Beach, but our family has lived here for several generations. So many of our shared memories involve this dynamic community and it’s wonderful to see the Beach continue to flourish. I am so pleased that Miami Beach families will now enjoy greater access to pediatric specialty care.”  

The center is located at 4308 Alton Road, in suite 940 of the Donald L. Golden Family Medical Building, Mount Sinai Medical Center. The new location joins a network of more than 20 Nicklaus Children’s outpatient service locations extending from southern Miami Dade to Palm Beach and Martin counties. For more information on services or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-888-624-2778 or visit Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists website.

About Nicklaus Children’s Health System

Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. The 309-bed nonprofit hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2022-2023 U.S.News ranking, the hospital tied with two other hospitals as the number one children’s hospital in Florida. The health system also includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nonprofit outpatient and urgent care centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties; a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; and an ambulatory surgery center. NCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children.