Fast Facts 

A Leader in Children's Health Care

  • Wolfson Children's Hospital’s mission is to advance pediatric health care through:
    • Patient- and Family-Centered Care
    • Education
    • Research
    • Child Advocacy
  • Wolfson Children's Hospital is unique in that it is the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in North Florida, serving this region, South Georgia and beyond.
  • Recognized as one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report year after year 
  • Awarded Magnet™ nursing status, an international honor that recognizes excellence in patient care
  • Provided more than $36.7 million of community benefit during fiscal year 2016, including uncompensated and charity care. In fact, Wolfson Children's is the largest provider of free care to children in Jacksonville
  • Provides more than $7 million to sustain essential healthcare services and support child organizations throughout the community
  • Nearly all pediatric and pediatric surgical subspecialties represented in our facility

By the Numbers

  • 1,000+ nurses and staff
  • More than 250 full-time physicians representing 30+ specialties
  • 216 beds (including 14 Level II NICU beds managed by Wolfson Children's Hospital at Baptist Medical Center South)
  • 80,000+ individual patients annually
  • 11,441 surgeries annually
  • 12,721 children hospitalized at Wolfson, with an average of 166 children daily
  • 69,700 visits to the area's only Children’s Emergency Centers
  • More than 1,622 neonatal and pediatric transports from local and other Florida hospitals through the Kids Kare mobile ICUs and Life Flight
  • Wolfson Children's Specialty Centers in Lake City, Daytona Beach, Clay County, Tallahassee and Brunswick, Georgia 
  • 158 active research studies

Centers of Distinction

  • Behavioral Health Center
  • C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Children's Heart Center
  • Cancer Center
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology Institute
  • Gastroenterology Center
  • Walter and Michelle Stys Neuroscience Institute

Service Highlights

  • Brunell Family Children's Neurodiagnostic Center
  • C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Children’s Heart Center
  • Cancer Center (Hematology/Oncology Unit)
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • Cardiovascular Operating Room
  • Clinical Research Center
  • Dedicated pediatric neurosurgical suite and neuro OR with iMRI and iCT technology, as well as functional MRI
  • Dedicated Neuroscience Inpatient Unit
  • Donna M. Hall Children's Dialysis Program
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program
  • KidsKare Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Service with 2 critical care-equipped and staffed ambulances and Life Flight air ambulance service (helicopter and fixed wing plane)
  • Neonatology Center includes Level III and Level II 57-bed Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Wolfson Children's Hospital and 14-bed NICU at Baptist Medical Center South, a Wolfson Children's Hospital service
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Center
  • Northeast Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center
  • Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant program, a partnership with Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, and Mayo Clinic Florida
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (recognized with a Gold Beacon award for excellence in pediatric critical care by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses)
  • Wolfson Children’s Emergency Centers located at the main hospital campus location in Jacksonville, Baptist Clay Medical Campus, at the Wolfson Children's Emergency Center at Town Center, and the Wolfson Children's Emergency Center at Baptist North, staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians specially dedicated to the care of children age 18 and under
  • Wolfson Children’s Rehabilitation with locations in Jacksonville (Drew Bradbury Center), in South Mandarin, in Jacksonville Beach, in Fleming Island on the Baptist Clay Medical Campus, and at Wolfson Children's Specialty Center in Lake City

Child Advocacy

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