December 2, 2021 – Dr Robert Flood has been appointed Chief of Emergency Medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Health System, responsible for overseeing the emergency department on the main Nicklaus Children’s campus as well as teams of Nicklaus Children’s doctors providing medical emergency departments at collaborating hospitals in South Florida.
Dr Flood comes to Nicklaus Children from the Department of Pediatrics, St. Louis University School of Medicine, where he was Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital of SSM Health. in St. Louis, where he led as a division manager. of pediatric emergency medicine.
In addition to leading emergency services at the main Nicklaus Children’s campus near Coral Gables, he will also be responsible for the emergency physicians at Nicklaus Children providing care to the emergency departments at Baptist Hospital, Homestead Hospital and the Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department at Jupiter Medical Center. .
“We are delighted to welcome Dr Flood to our Nicklaus Children family,” said Chad Perlyn, president of Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the physician-led medical group in the healthcare system. “Emergency departments are a key offering in our healthcare system and we look forward to Dr. Flood’s leadership to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our community and the physicians who refer families of patients to our program.
Dr Flood received his medical degree from the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami and then completed a combined residency in pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was also chief resident of pediatrics. . After that, he pursued a scholarship in pediatric emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School / Boston Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
The Emergency Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital provides care to over 90,000 patient visits each year and has a team of board-certified and certified pediatric subspecialists and specialists available 24 hours a day. of 24. The emergency department is also home to the Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center, the only Level I self-contained pediatric trauma center in South Florida.
About the Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the only licensed specialty hospital in South Florida exclusively for children. The 309-bed non-profit hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 to 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for its excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many many programs regularly ranked among the best in the country by US and World News Reporting. The healthcare system also includes the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of non-profit ambulatory and emergency care centers located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties; a non-profit medical practice affiliate; and an outpatient surgery center. NCHS is the only health system in the region exclusively for kids.
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