Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott visited Miami Children’s Hospital on Thursday, Mar. 21, for a tour and to read to children from the hospital’s day care center.
“I was so grateful to have the opportunity to visit Miami Children’s Hospital and see the family-friendly facilities and meet some of the dedicated staff,” Mrs. Scott said. “I truly enjoyed my visit and I want to thank everyone at Miami Children’s Hospital for the wonderful care they give to the children and families who are there for treatment.”
Scott and other guests in attendance learned about the growth of Miami Children’s Hospital by touring the site of the future Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, Emergency Department and M.B. Fernandez Trauma Center, as well as the Michael Fux Family Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the new Miami Children’s Hospital Telehealth Center.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to spend time with First Lady Scott and show her firsthand our plans to serve the growing number of Floridians who rely on Miami Children’s Hospital for their pediatric healthcare needs,” said Lucy Morillo- Agnetti, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Scott was joined by guests including Constance Fernandez, who along with her husband, Mike, and family funded the M.B. Fernandez Trauma Center at Miami Children’s Hospital Emergency Department as part of the hospital’s Together For The Children capital campaign.
“We are incredibly grateful to Constance and Mike and our other generous supporters for making children’s healthcare their priority,” Morillo-Agnetti said. “Miami Children’s Hospital currently has the fourth largest trauma center in the country by volume, and the new Emergency Department and M.B. Fernandez Trauma Center will revolutionize pediatric emergency medicine.”
Scott’s tour ended in the hospital’s playroom, where she read a book about selfesteem called I’m Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell to 10 children from the hospital’s day care center.
To learn more about the Foundation and offer support, visit www.mchf.org or call 305-666-2889 (toll free: 1-800-987- 8701).