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Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital - Building for the Future

To help ensure world-class healthcare is available for families and children for generations to come, we have embarked on an extensive expansion project.

Renovation and expansion of the Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was completed in the fall of 2009. This addition includes 23 all-private rooms and an upgraded technology system. The NICU provides Level II and Level III care for the tiniest and most critically ill newborns.

Construction is under way on the new four-story Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, which is expected to open in late 2011. It will be connected to the existing children's hospital facilities and Memorial Regional Hospital via an elevated walkway. Upon completion of these projects, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital will have 204 licensed beds.

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Building Time-lapse

South Florida's Newest Freestanding Children's Hospital

Take a video tour of the proposed Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital

Expansion Facts

  • 160,000-square-foot children's hospital
  • Pedestrian bridge to existing facilities
  • Two-story atrium
  • Built to allow future vertical expansion
  • Working toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification

Children's Hospital Features*

  • Pediatric Ambulatory Services
  • Pediatric Operating Rooms
  • Two GI/Endoscopy/Special Procedure Suites
  • Pediatric Radiology Services
  • Pediatric Outpatient Oncology Services
  • 24-Bed Pediatric Medical and Surgical Unit
  • 24-Bed Pediatric Oncology Unit
  • Conference Center
    (*Existing Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Medical and Surgical Units, and Pediatric Emergency Department will remain in their current locations.)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • All-private rooms
  • Family resource center
  • Playrooms, teen rooms, family lounges and laundry rooms on each inpatient unit
  • Flat-screen TVs in patient rooms
  • Age-appropriate sports, arts, games and dreams décor
  • Two family suites on Inpatient Oncology Unit
  • In-room safes and wardrobes
  • Chapel
  • Outdoor playground
  • Room-service-style dining


Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive
Hollywood, FL 33021
954-265-JDCH (5324)
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