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Compassionate and Comprehensive Pediatric Health Care

For the Most Important Parts of Your Life

You’d do anything to keep your children protected, happy, and healthy. That feeling never stops. We want to take some of the worry off your shoulders and put it into our hands with our expert pediatric health care. At AdventHealth Waterman, formerly Florida Hospital Waterman, our world-class pediatrics department is ready to support you and your child with warmth, expertise, personalized care, and even a sense of fun. Our brand-new pediatric unit consists of all private rooms, and a fun and colorful environment to make sure your child feels as comfortable as possible. Backed by the award-winning care at AdventHealth for Children, you’ll have access to dozens of pediatric specialists, from allergists to oncologists and everything in between.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Advanced Children's Health Care

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Specialized Pediatric Specialties for Your Child

A kiss can heal a boo-boo and a bowl of chicken soup can make a cold go away. But for anything more serious, count on AdventHealth Waterman, formerly Florida Hospital Waterman. Within our welcoming hospital doors, you’ll have access to a range of pediatric specialties. Our hospital is backed by the nationally recognized care at AdventHealth for Children, where you’ll find help for an additional 30 sub-specialties and almost 100 pediatric experts ready to give your child the exceptional children's health care you expect. Some of our pediatric specialties include:

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Neuroscience
  • Nephrology
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Urology

We have the experience and the resources to diagnose, treat, and prevent whatever might ail your child. And because we believe in healing more than just the symptoms, we’ll give your everything everything we've got.

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Striving for the Best Diagnostics and Pediatric Treatment Options

You work to give your child the best in every aspect of his or her life. Health care shouldn’t be any different. That’s why we work hard every day to hand-pick the best pediatric health care team, to create an environment that’s ideal for healing, and to find and master the most advanced technology.

Imaging and diagnostic testing for children isn't just about using the technology on a smaller scale. It's about making the screening process comfortable (and, sometimes, even fun) for your child. Our pediatric team knows how to administer medical care for children — it's an art we've mastered along with the skill and technology needed to provide quick and accurate results.

After your child's diagnosis, trust in a team that’s well-versed in the latest children's health care advances and the leading treatment technologies in pediatric care. You’re dedicated to your child’s health. And so are we.

A Hospital Environment Built With Kids in Mind

When your child feels sick, they can lose the playful spirit that makes childhood so special. We want to get them back to feeling their best. We start by providing a hospital space that’s tailored to the youthful joy of childhood. Private rooms, an aquatic theme center, flat-screen televisions, and friendly examination rooms are all part of our special way to children's health care with comfort and warmth.

Beyond our kid-friendly environment, we want to bring to life the idea that laughter is the best medicine. Our pediatricians and pediatric staff are well-trained in the art of providing medical treatments for kids and their specific needs. Whether you come to us for a check-up or urgent care, we'll help your family smile and feel confident at every step.

CREATION Life in the Community

We won’t stop working until every child in the Waterman community feels whole. Part of that means making sure everyone is able to benefit from the principles of our CREATION Life wellness philosophy — Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook, and Nutrition. From our wellness programs and Vacation Bible School to our free health supplies to our Back to School events, we want to help children grow strong in body, mind, and spirit.

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Advanced Pediatric Emergency Care

We're here when you need us, day or night, weekend or holiday. In the case of a pediatric emergency, we’re here to get your child care fast and calm your nerves. Our dedicated pediatric emergency room is separate from the adult ER and is made up of a compassionate team of pediatric nurses and staffers.

We have a separate, child-friendly waiting room and we treat you in a relaxing environment tailored to kids, so you and your family can feel more comfortable. From the second you enter our hospital doors to the moment your child is ready to head back home, we’ll work quickly and effectively, diagnosing, treating, and caring for your loved one with all of our heart.

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Our Pediatric Emergency Department

With Kids, Emergencies Can happen at Anytime. Now, You can Feel Relieved.

AdventHealth for Children's pediatric emergency department at AdventHealth Waterman was designed with your little ones in mind. 

You won't find a more experienced, compassionate team closer to home. 

  • Staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, advanced practitioners and specially trained nurses
  • Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • 8 beds designed from the ground up to be child-friendly and scare-free
  • Child Life Specialist available seven days a week
  • Four specialized ambulances and one helicopter providing emergency transfer
  • Access to 140 pediatric specialists practicing 35 subspecialties dedicated to healing children
  • Nationally recognized for excellence in nursing and quality patient care
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Specialized Care. Kid-Friendly Doctors.

Children's Care You Can Count On

When your child needs more than a bandage or a kiss to "make it all better," you can count on our pediatric health care teams to help heal what hurts. We're here to provide expert medical care for your child. And give you the strength and support you need throughout their healing process.

More Hope. More Confidence.

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 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.