June 30, 2022

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital announces new center for complex care

| 4/25/2022

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital today announced the launch of a new complex care center to enhance access to highly specialized pediatric care in South Florida.

A new alliance with Boston Children’s Hospital will provide Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital patients throughout South Florida with more coordinated access to specialized and streamlined care planning among providers at both institutions. Both children’s hospitals will work together to provide a more unified team-based approach on diagnosis and treatments to manage the rarest and most complex conditions.

“We are excited about this collaboration because it directly benefits children and adolescents with complex needs in the greater South Florida community. It provides access to the collective expertise from two nationally ranked children’s hospitals in the country, while maintaining care close to home,” said Caitlin Stella, CEO, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. “We continuously enhance and elevate the care we provide in order to give parents in our community the resources they need to help their children through their medical journey and give children the exceptional medical expertise and outstanding patient care that they deserve.”

“Boston Children’s is dedicated to providing compassionate family-centered complex care, driven by life-changing science,” said Dr. Kevin Churchwell, CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital. “This alliance will strengthen the shared commitment of two great institutions to improving access to the highest-quality pediatric care, and to improving the entire experience for the patients and their families. We are looking forward to serving the children of South Florida together.”

Under this alliance, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital sees patients at its Center for Complex Care and can provide a direct referral to Boston Children’s Hospital for evaluation and treatment by its physicians. In turn, both children’s hospitals co-manage the care in an effort to keep patients and families closer to home and maintain collaborative clinical discussions for the greater benefit of the patients.

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s Center for Complex Care also offers:

  • Office visits for children with complex chronic medical conditions.
  • Needs assessments for home and community-based medical services.
  • Short and long-term medical planning for medically complex children.
  • Second opinions for children with rare or difficult to diagnose health issues.
  • Transition of care visits for medically complex children, including when children experience the following changes in care environments:
    • Hospital to home
    • Skilled nursing facility to home
    • Geographic relocation
    • Shift from one care provider to another
    • Approaching adulthood

To learn more about The Center for Complex Care, call 954-265-4494.

In addition, the alliance allows for continuous medical education that provides opportunities for physicians to share knowledge and expertise through an annual pediatric symposium presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital. This year’s annual conference will be held on November 12-13 at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.

Tags: Press Release

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

3.1 million cars on Florida roads have open recalls
3.1 million cars on Florida roads have open recalls

With July Fourth holiday travel just days away, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Carfax are alerting Florida vehicle owners of open recalls that need to be taken care of, most free of charge.

Video Picks | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Have your summer travel plans changed as a result of inflation?

  • No, the vacation is still on!
  • Yes, it got too expensive to plan!
  • Yes, I'm now doing a staycation
  • Saving up for next year
  • I don't have any summer travel plans
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

See Results

Florida Trend Media Company
490 1st Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701
727.821.5800

© Copyright 2022 Trend Magazines Inc. All rights reserved.