For the Kids, UF Health Shands Children's Hospital eNewsletter

June 2016

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital recognized in nine medical specialties

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital recognized in nine medical specialties

 The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for children in nine medical specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released today (June 21).

Nick June 2016

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Nick

Nick Mullen was just 2 years old when he was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, making it harder for the heart to pump blood and causing abnormal heart rhythms.

Up until age 10, he simply took a daily medication to help his heart beat slowly and easily and lived life like any other boy.

The Mullen family – Jodi, Nick’s mother; Scott, Nick’s father and Nick’s siblings Kaylee and Randy; had moved to Gainesville from Ohio in December 2011. Upon arrival, Nick began receiving his heart care from Jay Fricker, M.D., chief of pediatric cardiology and medical director at the Congenital Heart Center.


Celebrate your #MiracleDad

This month, we celebrate Father's Day and want to recognize every #MiracleDad out there. Visit our Orlando partners later this month for a special blog post from one of our own Miracle Dads!

MTD2016Save The Date

July 28 is Miracle Treat Day

On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold will be donated from participating Dairy Queen® locations to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Can't get away from the office? Employers are encouraged to place pre-orders for staff so everyone can enjoy the fun!


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit wins award for excellence

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit nursing team at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital has earned a gold Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.


Retailers putting money on miracles

Check out our generous regional partners supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through special promotions this summer.


UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Wish List

We want to make the most of your donation efforts. Here is a list of year-round items that support our patients while in our care. Your contributions make a difference!

Read the entire wish list here.