At Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, we recognize the importance of providing a sense of normalcy for our patients. The hospital school program is offered free to patients up to age 18 because we know school is a very important part of each child’s day. More than 5,000 children have benefited from the program since it began in 2005.
There is a great need for the program for children who have illnesses or injures that require extended stays in the hospital. It’s a very stressful time for family and they need to focus on the child getting better and not getting behind on school work.
This program is made possible by annual funding from Suncoast Credit Union, the school districts of Lee and Collier Counties and donations. There is no cost to patients and their families.
The state-certified teacher in the Hospital School Program primarily collaborates with the school districts of Lee and Collier counties.
For information about the Hospital School Program, call 239-343-6380. To find out how you can support the Hospital School Program, call 239-343-6950.