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Nemours Children's Specialty Care

Nemours Children's Speciality CareNemours Children's Specialty Care is an outpatient clinic providing pediatric sub-specialty services. Nemours Children's Specialty Care - Jacksonville (NCSC-J) is housed in a modern, 11-story building conveniently located in the downtown area of Jacksonville on the south bank of the St. Johns River. It is connected to Wolfson Children's Hospital by a pedestrian walkway over Interstate 95. Since opening in 1987, the clinic has provided outstanding health care to thousands of infants, children and adolescents from the local area, as well as from across the country and around the world. Today, the NCSC-J staff draw on the Nemours legacy of experience, knowledge and compassion to provide the highest level of care in a unique child-and family-centered environment.

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children's HospitalWolfson Children's Hospital is the only full-service tertiary hospital for children in the region, serving North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. It houses 216 pediatric beds, as well as the Northeast Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center, sleep disorder center, an oncology unit, a bone marrow transplant unit, new behavioral health unit, a neuro-diagnostic unit, which has 24-hour EEG capacity, a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization laboratory and a medical imaging department, which includes radiology, ultrasound, CT and RI. It also has programs such as child life, music therapy and integrative care among others.

The Wolfson Children's Hospital provides technologically advanced, family-centered inpatient care in a smoothly functioning, supportive facility. Its design and layout de-emphasizes typical hospital-like features, which some children and parents may find threatening. There is a conference room and a consultation room on each floor. Wolfson Children's Hospital embodies our community's commitment to children's health and to pediatric education and research.

Northeast Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center

The Northeast Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center is a joint venture between Wolfson Children's Hospital and Nemours Children's Specialty Care. The Diabetes Center is the only pediatric diabetes center serving Northeast and North Central Florida and Southeast Georgia. A grant from Children's Medical Services of Florida has made staffing the center with key personnel a reality. The center provides the best care to the region's growing number of children diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. While many insurance plans still do not cover critical components of diabetes care such as outpatient education and dietary support, the CMS grant ensures children treated at the center will receive these integral services regardless of insurance limitations or reimbursement.

The diabetes team includes eight physicians from Nemours, two dieticians and four nurses, as well as an administrative assistant and authorization specialist. Both dieticians and three of the nurses are certified diabetes educators. The Center follows nearly 1000 children with diabetes and has a very active insulin pump program (with approximately 45% of children with type 1 diabetes on insulin pumps). Furthermore, we are on the forefront of technology, using continuous glucose monitoring and hybrid closed loop systems. Our pediatric diabetes center brings together inpatient and outpatient components of all aspects of diabetes treatment.

The Center includes a learning resource area in the Hospital complex complete with internet access along with diabetes literature and videos for patients and families. It houses two conference rooms, which can join to form one larger room; a kitchen helpful for teaching meal planning; and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. It also includes a teaching area in the outpatient department with two teaching rooms. This program is a vital link to the endocrine division and a pivotal source of education and training for endocrine fellows. The program is also vital to the local diabetes community.

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