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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 our 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.

Little Red Wagon

As of May 10, 2017, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida became fully operational, welcoming patients into the new 126-bed facility. And while this new tower offers the finest possible pediatric care to the Southwest Florida community, our job is not over.

The health care needs of children are unique and ever evolving – but also rarely covered by insurance. Nearly 70% of pediatric patients are uninsured or on Medicaid. In order to be at the forefront for specialized and lifesaving care, we will continuously rely on philanthropic support.

Every dollar raised for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida through the Little Red Wagon Fund will be used to benefit our community’s youngest, most vulnerable patients. In addition to the new children’s hospital next to HealthPark Medical Center in Fort Myers, Lee Health serves children close to their home through the Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Port Charlotte and in Naples. Our focus is raising funds to address critical pediatric care areas of greatest need.