The Children's Hospital

9981 South HealthPark Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida is a state-of-the-art, family-centered, full-service "hospital-within-a-hospital." Currently located at HealthPark Medical Center, plans are under way to build a stand-alone facility dedicated to the unique health care needs of children.

Key Facts

  • Established: 1994
  • Type of Facility: Pediatric Acute Care
  • Number of Dedicated Pediatric Beds: 98 (Total)
  • Number of Dedicated Neonatal Intensive Care Beds: 48
  • Number of Patients Seen Annually in Emergency Services: 22,000+
  • Number of Pediatric Providers: 300+
  • Number of Pediatric Specialists: 58+
  • Number of Pediatric Specialty Areas: 10
  • Number of People Helped Through Child Advocacy Programs: 95,000+

Special Recognition

  • Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida is home to the area's only Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program certified nationally by the Children's Oncology Group through the National Cancer Institute.
  • It is the only children's hospital between Tampa and Miami and is a member of the National Association of Children's Hospitals, and the Florida Association of Children's Hospitals.
  • It is home to the only regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, designated by the state of Florida, with 48 beds.
  • The regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center has the highest neonatal survival rates in the state of Florida.
  • It is a regional Cystic Fibrosis Center, designated by the state of Florida — the only one in the region. Families in Southwest Florida no longer have to travel to Tampa or West Palm Beach in search of care for children with cystic fibrosis.
  • In 2005, the Chrissy Brown Unit opened staffed by specialized nurses to care for young cancer patients and give them "a home away from home."
  • The hospital is designated by the state of Florida as the regional referral center for Sickle Cell Disorders.
  • It employs five child life specialists and the region's only music therapist who make a child's experience less intimidating and more fun while undergoing life-saving care.
  • The hospital employs a pediatric school teacher, so that children do not fall behind on schoolwork while they are in the hospital.
  • The Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center cares for children with complex special needs in a day care setting, so that parents are able to work during the day.

Treatment & Services Provided

  • General and High-Risk Obstetrics
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Regional Perinatal Intensive
  • Care Center
  • Pediatric Services
  • Hospitalist Program
  • General Pediatric Beds
  • Pediatric Emergency Services
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Extended Care Center
  • Pediatric Oncology/Hematology
  • Pediatric Psychiatry Center
  • Outpatient Centers
  • Child Life Specialists
  • School Teacher
  • Music Therapy Program
  • Child Advocacy/Safe Kids Program
  • Social Services
  • Spiritual Services
  • Neonatal Transport
  • On site Ronald McDonald House
  • Blood Center

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