Wolfson's Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital

The Florida Department of Health has signed off on a plan by Wolfson Children's Hospital to open a pediatric trauma center.

Residents on the city's Northside will soon have a new medical facility in their area.

Wolfson Patients Reunited With Furry Family Members

May 31, 2013
Photo courtesy of Wolfson Childrens's Hospital

Wolfson Children’s Hospital launched a dog visitation program today called “Healing Paws,” reuniting long-term patients with their beloved pets.

Under the program, a hospitalized child can pet and play with his or her dog in a private and handicapped accessible space near the hospital.

17-year-old Vanessa Blond is a patient being treated at Wolfson for cystic fibrosis. Today she had an opportunity today to be reunited with Ginger, her grandmother’s dog, who Blond considers her own.

Kevin Meerschaert

Clay County's new emergency care center at the corner of U.S. 17 and Village Square Parkway in Fleming Island opens Wednesday, and will provide emergency care for the county's residents.

The center will operate 24 hours a day, provide all types of emergency care. It includes 16 treatment rooms, a separate waiting room for children, and child specific medical equipment and imaging capabilities.

There is also a LifeFlight helipad, and an on-site ambulance.