Enriching the lives of children stricken with serious illnesses.
The Michael Fux Family Center
Providing support and optimism for families that are working to overcome the hardships associated with caring for a sick child. The Michael Fux Family Center at Miami Children’s Hospital is a place where families can seek respite from the struggles of daily hospital living. The The 4,560-square-foot facility provides amenities to families, such as showers, laundry facilities, a full kitchen and dining area, family room, private breastfeeding room, movie theater, children’s library, computer room, performing arts center, gym and massage therapy room. The Center is designed to make families feel more at home while their children are hospitalized. There are fish tanks, stained glass walls, and dim lighting create an ambiance of tranquility and serenity.
In the Children’s Art and Video Center, children can play Xbox, participate in art classes, and enjoy other entertainment while their parents curl up with a book, catch up on personal business, or do medical research in the center’s Family Library or private reading room just a few feet away. Little ones have their own Children’s Library for story-telling events and educational activities. Perhaps the most dazzling feature of the center is the kid-friendly Movie Theatre and Performance Arts Center, equipped with a popcorn machine and illuminated movie poster displays, where families can unwind while watching a movie or theatrical play. The center is staffed seven days a week by hospital personnel and volunteers whose goal is to make families feel at ease during their visit. The center is a tribute to philanthropist Michael Fux, whose generous donation and dedication to children’s health made this innovative center a reality.
The second Michael Fux Family Center at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ is under development. The Center will have all of the same amenities as the original Family Center in Miami's Children's Hospital. This project has an expected completion date in 2016.
Date Opened: November 2013
Miami Childrens Hospital