South Florida Hospital News
Sunday September 22, 2019
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September 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 3

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JODI B. LAURENCE APPOINTED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL, NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S HEALTH SYSTEM

August 6, 2019 - Jodi B. Laurence, Esq., has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS). She brings to the role significant experience in all aspects of health law, including the formation and structuring of healthcare companies and providers; mergers and acquisitions; contracting, and corporate compliance. Ms. Laurence has served since 2016 as vice chair of the board of directors of the health system’s flagship facility, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. 
 
Ms. Laurence, a Florida board-certified health law attorney, is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and currently serves on the executive council of the Florida Bar Health Law Section. She has organized and lectured at the Florida Health Law certification review course for more than 15 years and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law.
 
“We are delighted that Ms. Laurence has joined our leadership team,” said Matthew A. Love, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of NCHS. “We have benefitted from her legal guidance as a consultant to the hospital and most recently as vice chair of the hospital board. We are pleased that she will now oversee all health system legal initiatives.”
 
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. 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 and Palm Beach counties; Pediatric Specialists of America, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a managed care plan, and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as an e-commerce line of children's wellness and safety products that support the hospital's mission of serving the region’s pediatric population. NCHS is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. 
 
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