Recognized year after year as one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, 199-bed* Wolfson Children's Hospital is the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. We provide care for all children, regardless of their ability to pay.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital is a part of Baptist Health, the region's most comprehensive healthcare provider. Baptist Health's circle of care includes five nationally accredited hospitals and more than 70 primary care and specialty offices, as well as home health, rehabilitation and urgent care.
The world-class pediatric care available at Wolfson Children's Hospital is made possible by the support of Baptist Health Foundation and enhanced through physician partnerships with Nemours Children's Clinic, the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Brooks Rehabilitation and Mayo Clinic.
A non-profit organization, Wolfson Children's Hospital relies on charitable donations to provide world-class care for all children in the region. With the aid of an initial $500,000 donation from the Wolfson Family Foundation, the hospital opened in 1955 as a place for all children to be admitted and treated without regard to creed, religion, race or financial position. That original mission remains today.
In addition to providing the best pediatric care, as evidenced by Wolfson's selection as one of only two children's hospitals in Florida to receive Magnet™ status in 2007 and again in 2012, Wolfson Children's Hospital is a growing center of research and a leading teaching hospital dedicated to training tomorrow's pediatric doctors, nurses and technical staff.
Serving as the main teaching facility for the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Pediatric Residency Training Program, Wolfson is also affiliated with premier nursing programs, including those at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville University, Florida State College Jacksonville, St. Johns River Community College, the University of Florida, Florida State University and the University of Central Florida.
Wolfson Children's has continually expanded in both size and services to meet the evolving needs of the region. In 2012, we opened the new J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Tower with an expansion of Wolfson Children's services, including a new neurosurgical suite, iMRI and iCT technology, a Cardiovascular Operating Room and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, a Day Hospital, a Progressive Care Unit and the new Larry J. Freeman Behavioral Health Center.
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* Wolfson Children's Hospital manages an additional 14 NICU Level II beds at Baptist Medical Center South.