MIAMI (November 2, 2017)– On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Nicklaus Children’s Midtown Outpatient Center was officially renamed and dedicated as the Nicklaus Children’s Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Center in honor of Nirvair Chowdhury, son of hospital benefactors Ravneet and Anand Chowdhury. The Chowdhury family and about 50 guests – including representatives from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the outpatient center – were on hand for the ceremony. Among the special guests was Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who presented an official proclamation in honor of the occasion.

“The Chowdhury family has generously supported Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and its vision to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child,” said Dr. Narendra Kini, CEO of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. “Ravneet and Anand have always been passionate in their support of this community through their philanthropy and spirit of volunteerism. We thank them for the generous gift that will help the patients and families of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.”

Nov. 1 also happened to be Nirvair Chowdhury’s birthday, and after the renaming ceremony concluded, he was presented with a special drawing created by a patient at the hospital, followed by cake and the singing of the birthday song by the gathered crowd.

“One of the many values that my husband and I wish to instill in our sons is the importance of philanthropy,” said Ravneet Chowdhury, who is also the chair of the Board of Directors for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, formerly Miami Children’s Health Foundation. “By having a center that is dedicated to the wellbeing of children bear his name, I hope that my son will always remember to give back to the community and help those who are not as fortunate.”

The Chowdhury family moved to South Florida from their native India and here they have built a successful business. Seeking to give back to the community that has given them so much, Ravneet and Anand have been long-time, generous supporters of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and other important charitable causes that help local families.

The Nicklaus Children’s Nirvair Chowdhury Midtown Center provides comprehensive rehabilitation services, urgent care and specialty services for children ages 0 to 21, from Midtown and the surrounding City of Miami and Miami-Dade County communities. It serves as an extension of the hospital’s commitment to “be where the children are,” bringing convenient access and the best possible medical care to the children and families here in South Florida and around the world.

About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – part of Nicklaus Children’s Health System – is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 775 attending physicians and over 200 pediatric subspecialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in southwestern 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

About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation (formerly known as Miami Children's Health Foundation) is a not-for profit 501©(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, the Foundation, a part of the Nicklaus Children’s Health System, has helped the 289-bed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. Currently, MCH Foundation is dedicating all its resources to Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s, which aims to raise $150 million by 2017 and help fund priorities such as the expansion of the Emergency Department, construction of a new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, enhancements to its three centers of excellence, and expanding global/telehealth endeavors. Other campaign priorities include research, pediatric outreach and special programs.