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Pediatric Emergency Care

We have three emergency rooms in South Broward County, inlcuding the only pediatric trauma center at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

Explore Our Pediatric Emergency Department Services

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is the only Pediatric Trauma Center in South Broward County.

Our Emergency Departments can evaluate and treat everything from minor injuries to the most critical emergencies.

Tips for Visiting the Emergency Room

A visit to an emergency room can be a stressful situation for anyone. Please familiarize yourself with the following tips in the event of a future visit to :

  • Bring updated copies of the child's medical and immunization records
  • Know the name and phone number of the child's primary physician
  • Let the medical personnel know about any allergies right away
  • Leave siblings at home, if possible, to minimize the effect of the trauma on the family

Pediatric Trauma Services

Meeting the highest standards as delineated by the State of Florida and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is home to the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in South Broward County. Our pediatric surgeons are highly experienced to evaluate and treat an extensive range of cases, from minor injuries to critical, life-threatening ones.

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the trauma center provides high-quality critical care. The center is supported by a multidisciplinary team of specialists from a variety of disciplines including:

  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Pediatric intensive care medicine
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Pediatric anesthesiology
  • Pediatric radiology
  • Interventional radiology

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Pediatric Emergency Transport Services

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To request transport services call the Transport Call Center at 954-986-6330.

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Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's Transport Services

Ground Transport

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has a dedicated ambulance for prompt ground transport of infants and children from local hospitals. The transport team includes a pediatric and neonatal critical care nurse and respiratory therapist, and a pediatric intensive care physician, if necessary.

These specialists provide high-quality medical care on the way to the hospital, while staying in constant contact with hospital-based physicians to help facilitate seamless care upon arrival. Mobile extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) can be provided for patients with critical cardiopulmonary conditions.

Air Transport

Air medical transport services via a fully equipped Learjet are available for emergency transport of severely ill or injured children. This critical care module with wings has flown to locations throughout Florida, the Caribbean and abroad to transport children under the care of a specially trained, in-flight medical team. ECMO can be provided during fixed-wing jet transport. Whenever possible, parents are encouraged to accompany the child during ground or air transport.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) & Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the largest in Broward County and is one of 11 regional perinatal intensive care centers in Florida. Additionally, our NICU is a destination center for Hypothermic Therapy for encephalopathic infants in Broward County. Upon arrival, NICU babies are cared for by a dedicated team of board-certified neonatologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who provide 24-hour in-house medical care.

The PICU at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital features advanced monitoring equipment and a dedicated medical team of board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric intensivists to provide 24-hour in-house medical care.

Hospitalist Program

Like the leading children’s hospitals across the nation, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital utilizes hospitalists. These in-house, board-certified pediatricians are available 24 hours a day for children transferred to our facility. They manage the care of young patients and communicate regularly with the family and primary care physician regarding specific services, discharge and follow-up care.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

The Maternal Fetal Medicine program at Memorial Regional Hospital is the center for high-risk maternal patients. Working in collaboration, both teams at Memorial Regional Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital transport high-risk mothers across the tri-county area to assist with maternal or fetal complications, to care for both mother and baby.

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