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The emergency room at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by experienced, board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians and pediatric nurses. We also offer two additional pediatric emergency rooms in South Broward County.
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CPR and Stop the Bleed Certification Class - Infant / Adult - Memorial Healthcare System (Esther L. Grossman Center)

Memorial Healthcare System offers American Heart Association CPR AED and American College of Surgeons Stop the Bleed classes, to educate and train the community we serve. Course Fee $35 Both of these courses are for anyone with limited or no medical training. No age restrictions, must be able to completely demonstrate all skills. Any Fauther Questions or Concern Please Contact Lisa Y. Bravo - (954) 276-1236

Latest News

  • National Recognition For Orthopaedics Program

    In a U.S. News & World Report ranking of specialties at children’s hospitals throughout the U.S., orthopaedics at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital was ranked 33rd in the nation, based on patient outcomes, clinical resources, and utilization of best practices.

    The Hollywood-based hospital was the highest rated in Florida and moved up two spots from the 2018 orthopaedic rankings.

    U.S. News introduced the ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available.

    The ratings, according to the publication, are a comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. In addition to orthopaedics, data and survey information was collected for nine other specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital increased their scores in nearly all these areas.

    “We continue to be regarded as a top healthcare provider because we deliver care based on state-of-the art best practices, guided by what is right for children,” said Dr. Michael Jofe, the chief of orthopaedics at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “We are proud of the efforts of our clinical teams.”

    The rankings were posted online and will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook, available in stores in September.

    “The Best Children's Hospitals rankings were designed to help provide families seeking the best medical care for their sick child with access to the most comprehensive data available,” said Ben
    Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “The rankings, coupled with guidance from pediatricians, help families make better-informed decisions about where to find high-quality, compassionate care for their children when they need it most.”

    Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital -- the largest pediatric facility serving Broward, Palm Beach, and northern Miami-Dade counties - has 226 licensed beds, seven operating rooms, and an entire floor dedicated to pediatric oncology, all in a caring, compassionate setting designed specifically for children.  The orthopaedic surgery program also includes a comprehensive sports medicine program and rehabilitation services.

    South Broward county’s only level one pediatric trauma center, the Memorial Healthcare System facility combines advanced technology, the expertise of some of South Florida’s most diverse, board-certified specialists, and a patient and family-centered focus to heal the body, mind, and spirit of those it touches.

  • Taking Hospital Transparency To The Next Level

    Whether a consumer has insurance or is self-paying for medical services, the most asked question is, “What will my out-of-pocket cost be?”

    Now, thanks to the evolution of Memorial Healthcare System’s healthcare price website, the answer is just a few keystrokes away.

    Memorial’s online transparency tool is fully interactive and allows those researching specific procedures to enter individual insurance information and receive a quote in seconds that factors in deductibles, copays, and other policy details. There is also an option to research cost for those who don’t have or don’t want to use insurance. Additionally, the Healthcare Made Clear pages include:
    •    what is and isn’t included in the estimate
    •    financing options
    •    locations where the procedure is performed
    •    what the procedure entails from a medical perspective
    •    why Memorial may be the right choice

    Additionally, there are separate sections that provide comprehensive data about patient satisfaction, quality/safety, and how many times the procedure has been performed by Memorial doctors.

    “The healthcare industry has taken a quantum leap forward, as we believe it should, in being transparent with consumers regarding pricing, safety, and quality information,” Blair Childs, senior vice president of public affairs at Premier, a healthcare improvement company that has more than 4,000 hospitals and 165,000 provider organizations as clients. “The next step that must be taken is to ensure that data is easily accessible and understandable, something Memorial Healthcare System has done with their online tools.

    From what I’ve seen, they are leading the way in providing audiences an incredibly simple, yet comprehensive, web-based experience. More than just data, they are presenting all the information a potential patient needs to make informed care and financial decisions.”

    “We believe we have the most advanced online tool available to consumers looking for answers that empower the decision-making process,” said Matthew Muhart, Memorial Healthcare System’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer. “We were early advocates of pricing and quality/safety transparency and are dedicated to providing information that is easy to access, use, and customizable to individual situations.”

    Memorial ( began its “Right to Know” campaign in 2014 and has been steadily building on original efforts as part of its mission to provide the highest quality patient and family-centered care.

    From the start, the South Florida-based healthcare system has posted independently verified quality/safety data, self-pay rates, and extensive information about common procedures, hospitals, and service lines. “Others have met industry requirements by posting static documents, requiring prospective patients to call during business hours, or submit forms. Our focus has always been to be a resource, not an impediment, to the informed consumer. It’s one of the ways we move health forward,” said Muhart.

    Muhart cites a recent report (“Humanizing Brand Experience”) by Monigle as evidence Memorial’s systemwide approach is working. The Denver-based healthcare consulting firm ranked the healthcare system’s brand #1 in the U.S., ahead of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, based on consumer surveys. 

    As a testament to Memorial's price transparency efforts, the signing of an executive order by President Trump on Monday to require hospitals to publish prices that reflect the actual costs of services reflects our ongoing commitment to providing patients and their families with as much information about their healthcare costs upfront.

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    Healthy Child Growth

    In honor of the opening of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington on February 18, we are happy to introduce our listeners to today’s guest, Dr. Mauricio Flores, the hospital's newest pediatric endocrinologist. Dr. Flores will be seeing patients at the new Wellington facility, so we wanted him to discuss his role and provide some insights to parents about healthy growth in children.

    Before our main guest's topic, our coffee chat segment discussed the potential link between synthetic chemicals in beauty products and early puberty in girls.

    Coffee Chat

    Main Topic

    • (11:20) Healthy Child Growth
    • Guest: Mauricio Flores, MD, pediatric endocrinologist at Joe DiMaggio Children Health Specialty Center in Wellington