The 13 members of the Florida Association of Children’s Hospitals represent some of the most cutting-edge hospitals in the state.
Serving the Most Vulnerable
Children with medically complex conditions including cancer, infectious and digestive diseases and psychiatric diagnoses utilize Medicaid coverage to access highly specialized services that are only available at FACH hospitals. In many cases, Medicaid reimbursement is far below the actual cost of care. Two out of three children hospitalized in Florida are covered by Medicaid. For these beneficiaries, FACH members:
Essential to Florida’s Children
Parents with very sick children in need of specialized services typically turn to FACH hospitals – because this care is not provided anywhere else. Although they represent less than 7% of all Florida’s hospitals, most recent data shows that annually, FACH hospitals provided:
Why are Children’s Hospitals Unique and So Essential?
Children’s hospitals were created in the nineteenth century, first in France and then in England. They were designed to provide optimal care to infants, children, and adolescents in a specific environment where parents were admitted and where the special needs of children were catered for. No other system currently offers so many advantages as the multidisciplinary teams with their pediatricians, surgeons, anesthetists, intensive care specialists, and all the allied health professionals who can add their knowledge to the quality of care. From the beginning, they played a major role in caring for socially disadvantaged children. They brought together more than 95% of tertiary care, including cancer care and organ transplantations. They represent the best blend for the study of pediatric medicine and physiology, for high-level preventive medicine, and for research in all fields of pediatrics. This probably explains why they have developed everywhere around the world. This article explains the paramount importance of children’s hospitals for providing safe and effective multidisciplinary pediatric care.
AdventHealth for Children | Orlando – Adventist Health System
Palmer Hospital for Children | Orlando – Orlando Regional Health System
Children’s Medical Center | Tampa – Tampa General Hospital
Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida | Fort Myers – Lee Health System
Holtz Children’s Hospital | Miami – Jackson Memorial Medical Center
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital | Hollywood – Memorial Health Care System
Nemours Children’s Hospital | Orlando – Nemours Foundation
Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center | Palm Beach – Tenet Health
Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital | Ft. Lauderdale – Broward Health System
Shriners Hospital for Children | Tampa – Shriners Hospitals for Children
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital | Tampa – Bay Care Health System
Wolfson Children’s Hospital | Jacksonville – Baptist Health System