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.
An estimated 46,000 children in Southwest Florida currently have or have had a seriously debilitating mental or behavioral disorder. Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s new Pediatric Behavioral Health Initiative will assist children with these "invisible" health disorders and enable them to receive the proper diagnosis, the right treatment, and the best community resources to live successful and productive lives. To support this initiative or to learn more, please visit LeeHealthFoundation.org/NotOnMyWatch.