Overview

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: Acute Care
  • Number of Beds: 101 (Total)
  • Number of Patients Seen Annually: 22,000+
  • Number of Pediatric Providers: 300+
  • Number of Pediatric Specialists: 70+
  • Number of People Helped Through Child Advocacy Programs: 95,000+


Special Recognition

  • Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is a 101-bed inpatient facility that opened in 1994. It is located within HealthPark Medical Center.
  • The only children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami, Golisano Children’s Hospital is an active member of both the Children’s Hospital Association and the Florida Association of Children’s Hospitals.
  • The hospital provides vital health care for the region’s sick and injured children and their families, from infancy through age 18.
  • More than 400 specially trained pediatric nurses provide care for children as young as premature infants to adolescents.
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital has more than 70 pediatric specialists—in most major pediatric specialties—on staff who have advanced training to treat children and adolescents and their families.
  • The region’s only state-designated Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center has achieved the No. 1 ranking in the state of Florida based on the outcomes of premature infants. The unit has 48 beds at Golisano Children’s Hospital.
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital is a state-designated Cystic Fibrosis Center, and is the only one in the region.
  • The Golisano Children’s Hospital has a dedicated hematology/oncology program. This program is staffed by specialized nurses who care for young cancer patients and give them a “home away from home.” This is the area’s only pediatric hematology/oncology program nationally certified by the Children’s Oncology Group through the National Cancer Institute.
  • The hospital is designated by the state of Florida as the regional referral center for sickle cell disorders.
  • Of quintessential importance, Golisano Children’s Hospital employs six child life specialists and the region’s only music therapist, all of whom make a child and family’s experience less intimidating and more fun while receiving care.
  • The hospital also employs a specialized 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 parents are able to work during the day.
  • The hospital has provided support and education through the Child Advocacy Program to more than 95,000 people in Collier and Lee counties, including unintentional injury prevention and health education.
  • The pediatric emergency department at Golisano Children’s Hospital treats more than 25,000 children from Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties each year.
  • We have two dedicated transport ambulances and a pediatric and neonatal transport team always “at the ready” to transport critically ill children from anywhere in the region to Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.


Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
  • 9981 S. HealthPark Drive
  • Fort Myers, FL 33908
  • (Located at Summerlin and Bass Road)
Hours:
Hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.
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  • Phone: 239-343-KIDS (5437)