Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Announces Transformational Donation to Advance Pediatric Surgery
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital today announced a donation of $ 5 million from the VoLo Foundation – a private family foundation – to support advances in pediatric surgical care and treatment. In recognition of this generous donation, made possible by the co-founders of the VoLo Foundation, David S. Vogel and Thais Lopez Vogel, the hospital will soon designate a “VoLo Foundation cardiology and neurology floor” on the main Nicklaus campus. Children.
“We are honored to be able to give back to the hospital that helped save our son’s life over 20 years ago,” said David and Thais Vogel. “It is thanks to the amazing heart surgery team at Nicklaus Children’s that our son, Mitch, is here today and leads a full, happy and healthy life. With this donation, we want to show our appreciation and do what we can to help make an impact on more precious lives. “
The $ 5 million donation will build on Nicklaus Children’s 70-year legacy of pediatric clinical excellence, with support for significant advancements in cutting-edge medical technologies and innovations, medical education and expansion surgical operating theaters that will each help improve patient care for generations to come.
“Nicklaus Children’s is grateful to the VoLo Foundation and the Vogel family for their generous donation which will help advance all aspects of surgical care, while fueling innovation and our vision in creating a healthy future for every child,” said said Matthew A. Love, President and CEO. of the Nicklaus Children’s Health System. “This charitable support will go a long way to bringing hope and healing to the thousands of children and families who rely on us in times of need.”
At South Florida’s only free-standing pediatric hospital, Nicklaus Children’s surgeons perform more than 16,000 surgeries per year, treating some of the most complex and rare pediatric cases. Across all sub-specialties, Nicklaus Children’s treats nearly a quarter of a million patients per year.
To learn more about supporting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, please visit https://give.nicklauschildrens.org.
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