Safeguarding Children’s Health
Our Members Form the Backbone of Florida’s Pediatric Health System
The 15 members of the Florida Association of Children’s Hospitals (FACH) provide the most specialized level of care to children, research cures for diseases that affect children and train Florida’s pediatricians, pediatric specialists and pediatric nurses. Since 1999, they have been the voice for children’s health care issues in Florida through advocacy, education, research and patient care initiatives.
FACH member hospitals share a common vision and embrace short- and long-term strategies leading to exemplary health care for Florida’s children.
Offering Specialized Services
FACH member hospitals share some unique characteristics that set them apart from others around the state. Often the specialized pediatric programs needed by children with cancer, neurological injuries, cystic fibrosis and cleft palate are not available anywhere else in their communities. And FACH hospitals are important components of Florida’s trauma care system, saving and enhancing the quality of young lives.
Researching New Cures
Through affiliations with top research and academic medical centers across the country, FACH member hospitals are engaged in cutting edge research and are making new discoveries leading to innovative care models, new procedures and life-saving medications that will benefit young Floridians in the decades ahead.
Training Tomorrow's Caregivers
With the state’s major teaching hospitals as members, FACH also plays a leading role in Florida’s graduate medical education programs – providing essential hands-on training to future pediatric physician specialists and pediatric nurses. FACH members house most of the medical residency slots in child psychiatry, general pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric hematology, pediatric nephrology, pediatric cardiology and neonatal and perinatal medicine.