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A Shared Vision of Excellence and Compassion

The Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida - a standalone, state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2017 - is on a mission to deliver vital and lifesaving care for children and their families throughout the region. Our highly trained staff believes that every child is special. Children deserve innovative care in an environment that soothes anxiety and fear. All of us - doctors, nurses, advocates, social workers, and volunteers - share that vision and care for you like family.

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Golisano Children's Hospital Location Map

Our Location

9981 S. HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone: 239-343-KIDS

Golisano Children's Hospital is located in Fort Myers to serve Southwest Florida and provide access to pediatric specific services

What We Do: Treatments & Services

Golisano Children's Hospital, which is adjacent to HealthPark Medical Center, is the only children's hospital between Tampa and Miami and is home to the region's only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It includes comprehensive pediatric services including a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Golisano Children's Hospital provides vital health care for children from infancy through age 18.

Golisano Celebrates 5 Years

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Celebrates 5 Years!

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida will celebrate its 5-year anniversary in May! While May marks five years since Golisano opened in its new home, it also marks the realization of a dream that was more than 20 years and thousands of people in the making. 

Our hospital has gone through many changes over the years, but there is one thing that has never changed: Our staff believes in the mission to deliver vital and lifesaving care for children and their families throughout Southwest Florida. We take pride in our exceptional care, and we continue to grow with new services, additional staff members, and innovative solutions to help our patients and their families. 

At Golisano, we know that we couldn’t have made it without our wonderful community. We thank you for your support, and we look forward to the next five years!

Making a Difference, Everyday

"It was the most terrifying time of our life and yet the most comforting because of the team at Golisano," said Brandy, a patient's mother. "They were right there every step of the way with more support than we could have imagined." Golisano Patient with Golisano mascot 'Sunny"


"She is stronger than I am,” says Adela, mother of Sarai, a Golisano patient. “I don’t know what we’d do without Golisano. We are family here. All the doctors and nurses know Sarai and all love her. They’ve done everything and more to help us.”Hero's Unmasked visit Golisano


“The shots that I have to get are just medicine,” said Ethan, a Golisano patient. “Dorian is what helps me feel better. I don’t have to be scared for the shots because I have Dorian right next to me!”


“Having a team of dedicated professionals to answer questions and guide us during the darkest moment in our lives was amazing,” said Jen, a patient's mother.


Find a Program or Service

Use the box below to search for a service or specialty.

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida provides a variety of specialized services to take care of our community's children. From our emergency department to behavioral health, surgery to intensive care, orthopedics, cancer treatment, cardiology, and more - we have you covered. Find our comprehensive list of services:

Child Life Program

Supporting Healing By Reducing Stress

A key part of our comprehensive and compassionate care is our Child Life program, designed to help children understand and cope with medical treatment. Child life specialists will be here for your child every step of the way by communicating through play, connecting on their level, and making them as comfortable as possible.

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Let's Talk Kids

We recognize that patients and their families are knowledgeable members of the care team and we want to include your unique perspectives and valuable feedback about your experiences at our hospitals. Learn more here! For immediate assistance, call 239-343-6077 or email GolisanoPFAC@LeeHealth.org.

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What’s New at Golisano?

Stay up to date on the latest!

Here at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, everyone that walks through our door is a part of our family. The care of our patients and their families is truly our top priority. Stay tuned in this space to hear from Dr. Emad Salman, Chief Physician and Operations Executive and Pediatric Regional Medical Director, and Alyssa Bostwick, Chief Nursing and Operations Executive, about current topics and what they mean for your family.

How do you help a child battling cancer escape the reality of chemotherapy and infusions that last for hours? You take them out of this world! Imagine instead of chemotherapy you’re waving to an astronaut in outer space, or diving for treasure in a sunken shipwreck. This newly developed state-of-the art total immersion room is part of an overall expansion of pediatric hematology and oncology services in Naples. The newly expanded clinic will provide chemotherapy for the first time in Naples, helping patients save time and energy traveling to Golisano and increase access to care by up to 40%. The expansion includes the build-out of three clinic exam rooms, a nutrition station and medication room, which is specialized for cancer care along with the new total immersion room.

Learn more about the total immersion room here!

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Naples Location

This expansion of the clinic space was funded by philanthropy including a challenge grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation which rallied community support from private foundations, businesses and individual donors. The immersion room has yet to be adopted by a donor. If you are interested in learning more, contact Amy.Frith@LeeHealth.org at the Lee Health Foundation.

Patient Stories

Read about the success stories of some of our amazing patients that were treated at Golisano Children's Hospital!

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The Gift of a Lifetime

To make a gift and learn more about giving and volunteer opportunities that support Golisano's Children Hospital of Southwest Florida, contact the Lee Health Foundation at 239-343-6950 or visit www.leehealthfoundation.org/golisano