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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 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, Nemours' staff draws 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 a dedicated pediatric facility with 180 pediatric beds. There are 20 pediatric intensive care unit beds and 24 intermediate care beds. The hospital also houses an oncology unit, a bone marrow transplant unit, a neuro-diagnostic unit which has 24-hour EEG capacity, a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization laboratory and a comprehensive medical imaging department, which includes radiology, ultrasound, CT and MRI.

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. There are two private on-call rooms with private baths on each patient 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-Jacksonville. 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 possible 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 physicians from Nemours, nutritionists, diabetes nurse educators and an administrative assistant, who all follow over 900 children with diabetes. The center has an active insulin pump program and brings together inpatient and outpatient components of diabetes treatment.

The center includes a learning resource area in the hospital complex, which is 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, which is 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.

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