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October 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 4
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NICKLAUS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL PHYSICIAN SPREADS MESSAGES OF HOPE AND POSITIVITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

October 15, 2020 – For much of the year, the South Florida community has been faced with unexpected challenges. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, families have found themselves struggling to cope with a secondary pandemic of associated stress and potential mental health issues. Dr. Santiago Medina, a radiologist with a passion for art, has sought to support Nicklaus Children’s Hospital patients and employees in coping with pandemic-borne stress through his “Show Us Your HeART” initiative. 
 
 
Dr. Medina often uses art as a way to help manage stress. The “Show Us Your HeART” project encouraged Nicklaus Children’s patients, families and staff to turn to art as a form of therapy by creating imagery that would spread messages of hope and positivity. The submitted artwork has been gathered in a collage now on display at the hospital for all to see and enjoy. 
 
“We would like to thank Dr. Medina for establishing this inspirational program,” said Perry Ann Reed, President, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Nicklaus Children’s Health System. “Show Us Your HeART helps us spread joy to patient families, while supporting and inspiring them as we navigate the pandemic together.” 
 
 
 
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital 
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also 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. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.
 
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