Nicklaus Children’s Hospital earns full accreditation from AAHRPP

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has been awarded full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc. (AAHRPP).

Accreditation is an achievement that reflects Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s commitment to protecting the rights and welfare of research participants. The hospital was the first pediatric facility in the state and one of the few children’s hospitals in the nation to receive accreditation from AAHRPP in 2009.

“We are honored to be once again recognized for excellence in pediatric research,” said Dr. Jennifer McCafferty, director of the Miami Children’s Research Institute, the research arm of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Miami Children’s Health System. “This distinction demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering the highest standards of clinical data to serve the children in our community and beyond.”

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is home to one of the largest pediatric clinical research programs in the United States. The program actively participates in over 280 clinical research protocols including evaluating new medications and interventions for children with complex medical needs per year.

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital — part of Miami Children’s Health System — is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 775 attending physicians and over 220 pediatric subspecialists.

The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report.

The hospital also is 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.

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