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Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

9981 S HealthPark Dr Fort Myers, FL 33908
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Discover more about Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

See our comprehensive overview of pediatric services offered in Southwest Florida, patient stories, and resources for parents and kids in our community.

Overview & What to Expect

As the only children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami, Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida delivers vital and lifesaving care for children and their families. Our highly trained team members are motivated by the belief that every child is special and deserves the best care possible.

Once housed inside HealthPark Medical Center, the children’s hospital became a 300,000 square foot standalone, 7-story facility in 2017, thanks to a groundbreaking $20 million gift from philanthropist Tom Golisano. It now provides a variety of specialized services – from emergency care to behavioral health, surgery to critical care, orthopedics, cancer treatment, cardiology, pediatric neurosurgery and more.

The hospital is a member of Children’s Miracle Network, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals across the nation. Local donations through the Children’s Miracle Network stay in Southwest Florida to support Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Parking & Transportation

Parking Info

You can park for free right in front of the entrance and all around the facility. Feel free to drop off passengers, patients, and visitors at the front door before parking. Visitors to Golisano Children's Hospital may also park in the HealthPark Medical Center lot next door.

Additional Services

This Lee Health facility provides handicapped-accessible parking, wheelchair service, patient escorts, accessible restrooms, and other patient resources such as language services to make your stay easier and more convenient.

Parking Lot Valet

Need a ride from your car to the door? Look out for our friendly volunteers driving golf carts throughout the parking lot, offering free rides to the hospital door."

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours vary depending on the type of unit, the level of care, patient needs, or physicians' instructions. Please call for unit hours.

Contact Information

  • Children's Rehabilitation Center239-343-6690
  • Children's Rehabilitation Center (Fax)239-343-6699
  • Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida239-343-5000
  • Patient Information239-343-2107
  • Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPEC)239-343-6590
  • Pediatric Specialty Clinic - Naples239-254-4270
  • Pediatric Specialty Clinic - Port Charlotte941-235-4900


Special Recognition

  • Named Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group four times
  • Home to Southwest Florida’s only state-designated Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center
  • Level II and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Units
  • Emergency Nurses Association 2019 and 2022 (this is embargoed until 7/13)Lantern Award for excellence in safety and quality
  • Recognized as a Asthma Friendly Hospital by the Florida Asthma Coalition
  • Designated Regional Perinatal Intensive Care
  • Golisano EEG Laboratory 5 year ABRET Accreditation
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology program is nationally certified by the Children’s Oncology Group and is the only certified program in the area
  • Sedation Center of Excellence

Highlights at a Glance

  • The hospital also has the area’s only Milk Lab to process and store breast milk for hospitalized babies. The Milk Lab uses various fortifiers to enhance human milk to ensure each baby’s nutritional needs are met.
  • The Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPEC) cares for children with complex special needs in a day care setting so parents are able to work during the day or have a time of respite.
  • The hospital owns and operates four dedicated transport ambulances, including an ambulance built specifically to transport Mom and Baby.  

Key Facts

Established: 2017

Number of Beds: 135

Number of Patients Seen Annually: 95,000+

Number of Total Visits Annually: 371,000+

Number of Emergency Department Visits Annually: 45,000 plus

Number of Pediatric Surgeries Performed: 4,000+

Number of Pediatric Providers: 500+

Number of People Helped Through Child Advocacy Programs: 95,000+

Associated Locations