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About Us

At Wolfson Children’s Hospital, our mission is to provide optimal health for the region’s children by providing patient- and family-centered care, education, research and child advocacy.

We Know Kids

Recognized among America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report year after year, Wolfson Children's Hospital of Jacksonville, Florida is the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. We are a non-profit organization that provides care for all children, regardless of their ability to pay.

World-Class Care Close to Home

Wolfson Children's Hospital works as one team with our world-renowned partners to provide top-notch resources and outstanding care to children. Wolfson Children's offers the services of skilled pediatric physician specialists who serve on the medical faculty of Nemours Children's Health, the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic.

Main Campus + Trauma Center

Downtown Jacksonville

Specialty Centers

  • Clay County
  • Daytona Beach
  • Lake City
  • Tallahassee
  • Brunswick, Ga.
  • Valdosta, Ga.

Satellite ERs

  • Baptist South
  • Fleming Island
  • North Jacksonville
  • Oakleaf
  • Town Center
  • Tallahassee

Affiliated with Baptist Health

Wolfson Children's Hospital is a part of Baptist Health, the region's most comprehensive healthcare provider. Baptist Health's circle of care includes 6 hospitals and more than 70 primary care and specialty offices, as well as home health, rehabilitation and urgent care.

Since 1955

With the aid of an initial $500,000 donation from the Wolfson Family Foundation, the hospital opened in 1955 as a place for all children to be admitted and treated without regard to creed, religion, race or financial position. That original mission remains today.

Comprehensive Services and Specialty Care

  • 24/7 Wolfson Children's Emergency Centers in six locations
  • Borowy Family Children's Critical Care Tower (which includes Neonatal, Pediatric, Cardiovascular and Neuro-Intensive Care and Pediatric Burn and Wound Program)
  • Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children
    1. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Heart Institute
  • Cancer and blood disorders
  • Cardiovascular, hybrid, neurovascular and general surgery
  • Diabetes and endocrinology
  • Kids Kare neonatal and pediatric critical care transport program
  • NICUs at Wolfson Children's Hospital, Baptist Medical Center South and Baptist Medical Center Clay
  • Orthopedics and sports medicine
  • Outpatient specialty centers in six regional locations
  • Porter Family Children's Trauma Center
  • Snyder Family Cleft and Craniofacial Center
  • Walter and Michelle Stys Neuroscience Institute
  • Wolfson Children's Behavioral Health
  • Wolfson Children's Rehabilitation

Awards and Honors

  • One of only four specialty-licensed Florida Specialty Hospitals for Children
  • MagnetTM designation, the gold standard for excellence in patient care
  • Recognized year after year as among the 50 Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
  • Recognized as a top hospital for children by The Leapfrog Group
  • Angioma Alliance designation as a Clinical Center for treatment of
    cerebral cavernous malformations
  • Area's only Florida-designated Pediatric Trauma Center; also American College of Surgeons-verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Designated as an Asthma-Friendly Hospital by the Florida Asthma Coalition
  • Nationally accredited programs for echocardiography; cancer; blood and marrow transplantation; cleft and craniofacial disorders; ECMO; and epilepsy
  • Received AACN Silver Award for ExcellenceTM in pediatric cardiovascular intensive care and pedicatric intensive care; ENA Lantern Award for pediatric emergency and trauma care; and Gold Level Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Award for ECMO excellence

Child Advocacy

  • THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health provides programs designed to prevent illness/injury, increase access to care, educate families, promote health/wellness, and advocate for children.

Community Benefit

  • Largest provider of charitable care to children in Jacksonville, delivering $28.8 million in uncompensated and charity care
  • Investment of an additional $10 million in programs to improve child health

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Wolfson Children's


Based on 2022 data



children hospitalized with an average of 183 daily


surgeries annually


visits annually treated at 6 Children’s Emergency Centers


emergency transports annually