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Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC)

Specialized Care for Special Kids

Caring For and Nurturing Young Minds 

The Golisano Children's Hospital Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPEC) is a friendly and nurturing place for children who require skilled nursing care. PPEC provides an array of services for children with special medical needs including day health care, developmental planning and interventions, therapies and rehabilitation, case management, and parental support and education.

Children who take advantage of our unique program receive the benefits of socialization and peer stimulation while receiving tender loving care when they are not at home. 

PPEC is staffed with skilled nurses and CNA's trained to identify and treat acute illnesses or chronic conditions to avert possible hospitalization and interruption in the child’s treatment program. Our staff works directly with pediatricians, therapists, social workers, developmental specialists, teachers, pediatric subspecialists and dieticians to provide comprehensive medical care.

Caring for the Special Children of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, and Lehigh Acres

Transportation services are available for eligible children with physician approval. 

Do you have questions about Golisano Children's Hospital Pediatric Extended Care Center (PPEC)?

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    Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) FAQ

    Our team of pediatric specialists are committed providing exceptional experience and compassionate care to help your child lead their best life. Through continued innovation and a deep understanding of the needs of our community, we are here to help you navigate all your pediatric care needs.

Typically Conditions of Children Attending Lee Health Golisano's PPEC

Children can attend until the age of 21, however the program aims to make each child stable enough to transition into other community programs such as typical daycares and public schools. We feel educating parents on community resources and future care for their children is just as important. The most common conditions the children at Golisano PPEC have include 

  • Gastrostomy Tubes (G-Tubes)
  • Oxygen
  • Apnea Monitors
  • Central Lines
  • Tracheostomy (Trach) tubes
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Ostomies
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Seizures
  • Pre/Post Surgical Problems

Pediatric Therapies

  • Child with therapist, occupational

    Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Pediatric occupational therapy promotes activities that enable children to learn and develop life skills, be creative, and enjoy and thrive in age-appropriate Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

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    Pediatric Rehabilitation

    Our rehabilitation centers provide comprehensive, individualized treatment focused on realistic goals for your child.

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    Pediatric Speech Therapy (Speech Language Pathology)

    Communication bolsters a child's ability to learn and interact with others. At Lee Health, we evaluate children's verbal/nonverbal skills so they can improve their communication skills. Learn more!

Variety of Services Offered at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Golisano Children’s Hospital is home to Southwest Florida’s only Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center and Pediatric Emergency Department. The hospital also offers a variety of pediatric health and wellness services including:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Oncology Services
  • Pediatric Home Health
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Child Life Specialist Program
  • Family Resource Center
  • General Pediatrics
  • Play and Pet Therapy
  • Community Education Classes
Donate Now

If you are interested in donating to PPEC, click the link above to be brought to the Lee Health Foundation website! On the donation page in the designation section, please select 'other' from the drop-down menu and type in Golisano PPEC.

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