And It’s Our Pleasure to Care for Them
Having a healthy child is a blessing, and you want to do everything you can to keep them growing and happy. At AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, we are here to help you along this journey. From your first kiss on their tiny forehead to their last pediatric checkup, your child will have a world-class team of pediatric specialists caring for them as if they were our own. And thanks to our exclusive pediatric affiliation with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, your loved one will benefit from highly specialized medical care for children beginning with 24/7 hospitalist care from All Children's Specialty Physicians.
We provide a warm, healing environment equipped with advanced technology and playful decor, making their hospital stay as enjoyable as it is effective. Our Pediatric Care Center is also the only provider of critical-care services for children in northern Hillsborough and eastern Pasco counties. It’s whole-person care for our youngest patients.
Mixed With Smiles, Laughs and Healing
- Pediatric Specialties for Infants to Teens
You’re there with bandages, tissues, and chicken noodle soup. But sometimes, your child needs more serious care. We’re here for you. No matter what brings you through our doors, our pediatric nurses, physicians, and intensivists will welcome you with open arms and outstanding pediatric health care. Thanks to our collaborative program with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, you'll have access to a comprehensive team of pediatric specialists, focused in a range of specialties, including:
- Critical Care
- General Pediatric Surgery
- Hospital Medicine
- Infectious Disease Care
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
The pediatric specialists at AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, have the skills and technologies to diagnose, treat, and even prevent illnesses that may impact your child, all while encouraging smiles. For every roadblock, you can count on our Tampa pediatric care team to do everything we can to make it better.
- Kid-Friendly Environment. Resources Parents Trust
We know going to the hospital isn’t fun, and we do our best to turn that expectation around. That’s why our pediatric unit is decked out in island decor, transporting kids to an exotic escape for their entire hospital stay. Your child will find a fun playroom equipped with video games and toys to promote childhood play. All of our pediatric rooms are spacious and private, and we provide beds and resources for families who wish to stay 24/7. We even have a Lagoon Room, which is our dedicated space to make your child feel comfortable during treatments.
- A Comprehensive Pediatric Team Working Together
You want your child to have the best. So bring them here, and let us focus on giving them just that. As part of our collaboration with Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, your child will receive the highest quality effective pediatric treatments from some of the best pediatric specialists. We work across disciplines to give your child the best pediatric care possible.
When needed, we also provide pediatric social workers, pediatric respiratory therapists, pediatric dietitians, and chaplains, to help your child reach whole-person wellness. We even have a child life specialist on staff who focuses on supporting the emotional and developmental needs of both your child and your entire family.
Child Life Specialist
Our Child Life Specialist is a member of your child’s healthcare team delivering psychosocial care, developmentally appropriate education, therapeutic play, and emotional support appropriate for children and adolescents. Using play, self-expressive activities, age-appropriate medical preparation, and education empowers your child to cope in a positive manner.
- Compassionate Critical Care for Complex Conditions
You’ve read every parenting book and baby-proofed the house. But sometimes, there are things you can’t plan for. That’s when it’s most important to have faith and lean on a specialized team. If your child is born with a complex health issue, we’re here to support you. Our hospital's Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is standing by 24/7 to give you access to the experienced board-certified neonatal All Children's Specialty Physicians and neonatal nurses who are specially trained to care for your incredible child. For older children, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at AdventHealth Tampa is the only provider of critical-care services for children in northern Hillsborough and eastern Pasco counties.
Dedicated Neonatal Transport
We’ll pair you with a dedicated case manager who can help you handle the small details, so you can focus on the one thing that matters most: your little bundle of love. We know they’re your pride and joy. That’s why we work together with you to make every decision for your child’s care. Beyond just treating your child, our goal is to provide comfort for your whole family, at every step.
The Neonatal Transport team provides quick and efficient transfers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Using specially equipped ambulances our team is fully prepared to transport your baby throughout the greater Tampa Bay region. The team, staffed by a specially-trained neonatal nurse and a respiratory therapist, provides care en route identical to that of the NICU. Each transport vehicle serves as a portable intensive care unit and allows the transport team to remain in constant communication with the AdventHealth Tampa NICU before, during and after transport.
- Advanced Children's Emergency Room Care
You plan on the best health care for your child, but what about the unplanned? In the case of an accident or unexpected illness, you need reliable children's ER care, fast. At AdventHealth Tampa, we know that keeping your child (and yourself) feeling confident during an emergency is no easy feat, but this is our goal.
Our pediatric emergency room delivers immediate medical attention in the most critical of circumstances. Our board-certified emergency-room physicians specialize in pediatric medicine and use clinical protocols standardized by Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital for the best possible care.
We also want to keep your child comfortable and calm. The pirate-themed lobby and treatment rooms with ambient light and interactive features ensure your child remains as relaxed as possible, allowing our pediatric emergency team to apply the evidence-based clinical protocols with ease. It’s all designed to provide revolutionary pediatric treatments with down-to-earth compassion.
- Experienced Pediatric Surgical Care. A Nurturing Approach
When you’re a parent, the last thing you want to hear is “surgery.” But when your child is with us, rest assured they’re in great hands. From neonatal babies to growing teenagers, we provide the leading-edge pediatric surgical care your child deserves in a kid-friendly environment they'll love. Each of our pediatric surgeons is board-certified in the specialized techniques required to treat our youngest patients, and many are All Children's Specialty Physicians.
Using some of the latest imaging techniques and minimally invasive surgical tools, we can diagnose and treat your child right here from the comfort of our AdventHealth Tampa hospital. Some of our specialized pediatric surgical procedures include:
- Cancer Care Procedures
- Fracture Repairs
- Hernia Repairs
- Port Placements or Replacements
Your child's comfort is our priority. Our pediatric OR is state-of-the-art, and newly built in 2017, to include specialized child-centric equipment like our pediatric anesthesia machine. We also invite your child to choose from a range of colorful lights or pick a favorite song to play. And trust that long after your child’s procedure, we’ll be there to help nurture them back to a life of fun, play, and wellness.
- Encouraging Visits. Keeping Your Children Safe
You want to be here for every treatment and every test. We want you here, too. Our visiting policies allow for two parents or guardians to be here 24/7 with special identification bracelets. For your safety, and for your child's, we've outlined a number of guidelines for our Pediatric Care Center, including:
- Visitors to the Pediatric Care Center must go through security clearance.
- Two parents or caregivers will be provided bracelets for visiting.
- Temporary visiting passes for additional visitors can be obtained. Show your visiting pass to gain entry to our children's unit.
- Visiting will be paused during shift changes between 6:30 and 7:30 am/pm. Visitors in our unit during this hour must stay with the patient.
- Visitors over the age of 18 and must wear photo ID stickers.
- Visitors under the age of 12 must be approved by the health care team and be accompanied by a parent at all times.
- Visitors under the age of 18 aren't allowed to stay overnight and must comply with isolation precautions.
- We're happy you're here to visit, and we hope your stay is as comforting as possible.
Caring for the Whole Family
Now is the time for you to focus on your child, not logistics. Our multidisciplinary care team not only helps children get the medical care they need and deserve, we also help families find hope and confidence. That means connecting you with local community resources and support groups, even helping you find a ride to your child’s appointments. Whatever the need, big or small, we’re here to support every member of the family throughout your child's care journey.