Pediatric Emergency Transport Services

Ground Transport

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

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.

Specialty Care and Support

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

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care unit 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 the “cool cap” hypothermia treatment for asphyxiated newborns in Broward County. Upon arrival, NICU babies are cared for by a dedicated team of board-certified neonatologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants that 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.

Request Transport

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

For more information about the services available at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, please call:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 954-265-4270
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 954-265-5970
  • Conine Clubhouse 954-265-9377
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care 954-265-0191
  • General Information 954-265-JDCH (5324)