Compassionate, World-Class Pediatric Cancer Care — Right Here in Florida

Our medical professionals are dedicated to treating and healing children who suffer from cancer or blood disorders. We are the first hospital in Central Florida to have neuro-oncology and neurofibromatosis programs and we offer the only bone marrow transplantation program in the area. 

We are also one of the few medical centers recognized by Children’s Medical Services of Florida for treating patients born with sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders that require special healthcare services — families no longer have to travel across the country to get top quality, comprehensive care. 

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Our flagship hospital is the heart of a children’s network that includes primary care pediatricians, specialty clinics, emergency departments and Kids Urgent Cares. 

Across Central Florida, there are more than 300 dedicated pediatric beds, with 200 of them located at the tertiary children’s hospital in Orlando. Four dedicated ambulances and one helicopter provide emergency transfers and are staffed with a highly trained PICU and NICU transport team who supports regional hospitals within an 85-mile radius, including 13 adjacent Florida Hospital campuses. 

And no matter which one of our facilities you visit, you will receive the same special brand of care. We’re here to heal – mind, body and spirit. 

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Research leading to new cancer treatments is progressing at a faster and faster pace, with new advances happening all the time. According to David R. Shook, MD, “Technology that we used to think was inconceivable is now commonplace… We are seeing advances that are being made at light speed. So I know that the next advance, the next treatment, is literally right around the corner.” You’ll also hear from Fouad Hajjar, MD, as he talks about how treating kids with cancer is all about showing compassion and instilling hope.

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The Most Advanced 
Pediatric Cancer Treatments 
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The Most Advanced Pediatric Cancer Treatments in Central Florida

Nationally Recognized Expertise

For a second time, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has granted Florida Hospital for Children Magnet® recognition, which establishes the hospital as a national leader in nursing and patient care. Only 7 percent of the nation’s hospitals have received the recognition. 

Magnet Recognition

At Florida Hospital for Children, we are widely known and have been recognized for our leadership in cancer treatment, research and compassionate care. We’re on a mission to find better ways to treat — and new ways to cure — pediatric cancers.

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If you’re concerned about your child’s risks for cancer, you might feel overwhelmed with questions and concerns. You are not alone. Our team of medical experts has created a guide to help answer some of the questions you may have, such as:

  • What are the different types of cancer?
  • What are blood disorders?
  • How does Florida Hospital for Children treat these conditions?
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The Greatest Care, for Our Smallest Patients

At Florida Hospital for Children, your child’s care will be handled by a highly skilled team of medical professionals with extensive experience in pediatric oncology and hematology. Our team has successfully treated a wide range of conditions, from leukemia and bleeding disorders to lymphoma and sickle cell anemia. 

There are many types of brain and spine tumors, both cancerous and benign. Our team of doctors will work together to create an effective treatment plan, customized to your child. Treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, combined with counseling and family support for your whole family.

Brain and Spine Tumors

Bone marrow transplantation is a cure for many types of cancer and blood disorders. Florida Hospital for Children is a Duke Health affiliate in pediatric bone marrow transplant. This relationship gives us access to advisory and operational support services to develop our own pediatric bone marrow transplant program. Plus, we have access to the clinical experience and expertise in program development from the Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, a nationally and internationally recognized leader in caring for children with blood and bone marrow diseases. 

Bone Marrow Transplant

Our medical professionals are dedicated to treating and healing children who suffer from cancers like leukemia and multiple myeloma, or blood disorders like sickle cell anemia, hemophilia and many others. Our highly skilled doctors will design the safest personalized treatment plan possible for your child. This plan may include chemotherapy, drug combinations, radiation, bone marrow transplant or other therapies. 

Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma and Other Blood Disorders

Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in a child’s lymphatic tissues. It falls into two main categories: Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Our specialists use the latest chemotherapy and radiation treatments to tackle this form of cancer.

Lymphoma

This condition causes tumors along the nerves and skin. At our neurofibromatosis clinic — the first in the region — our experienced professionals use state-of-the-art equipment and therapies to treat this disorder. They are also at the forefront in the research and testing of promising new therapies.

Neurofibromatosis

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Florida Hospital for Children is a Duke Health affiliate in pediatric bone marrow transplant. The Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in caring for children with blood and bone marrow diseases.

Duke Health Affiliation

Four of the physicians on our cardiology team share their thoughts about the compassionate care they provide, and why it matters to them. “Some people have an affinity for children,” says Constantine Mavroudis, MD. “I guess I’m one of them.”

Meet Dylan Carter and his parents. Today, Dylan is a playful, healthy toddler who, as his dad puts it, “has no limitations and he proves that every day… doing all the things that normal boys do.” This is Dylan’s touching story, starting with a heart murmur his pediatrician detected and his parents’ first visit with Pediatric Cardiologist Gus Ramos, MD.

Florida Hospital for Children has joined Johns Hopkins Children’s Heart Surgery program – one of the nation’s leading pediatric congenital heart surgery programs – to help deliver the very best in children’s open heart surgery to Central Florida.

Joining Forces with Johns Hopkins

The Leapfrog Group has recognized Florida Hospital for Children as one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States. This elite distinction was given for excellence in patient safety, surgical expertise, maternity care and leadership, and rates the quality of our care as the highest in the nation.

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