A new comprehensive pediatric intensive care unit at Miami’s Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital – made possible by a $2.5 million donation from Carnival Cruise Lines and the NBA’s Miami HEAT – was dedicated this week at a ceremony attended by officials from the various organizations.

Pictured here with hospital representatives at the event are Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc and managing general partner of the Miami HEAT, and his wife, Madeleine, who serves as a Guardian Angel for the Jackson Memorial Hospital Foundation.

The new “Carnival Cares for Kids Center” encompasses 30 private oversized rooms, which allow families to stay overnight with their ill child, along with two operating rooms and a host of new life-saving technology and equipment, including a cardiac catheterization lab specifically designed for pediatric patients. A pediatric medical unit on the same floor will be named the “Miami HEAT Home Court for Kids.”

Hospital officials note that the renovated “Carnival Cares for Kids Center” not only will provide a more family-centered environment but also improve the pace at which care is delivered.