Placing your child's life in a doctor's hands is a terrifying thought. Knowing you've chosen the right doctor, the right hospital, means everything. When it matters most, parents and families trust Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
"I had access to everybody-unlimited access-whenever I needed it, which is very important when you're scared to death that you might lose your child" says Libby, whose son Joey was treated at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital for an aggressive pediatric brain cancer. "I trust Joe DiMaggio 200 percent with my child."
So does Sophia's mom.
"They treated my daughter, my baby, like one of their own," says Rose, whose daughter Sophia was diagnosed with leukemia at 6 weeks old.
Johnny's dad trusts Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, too. "Joe DiMaggio means life," says John, whose son Johnny had open-heart surgery for a Ventricular Septal Defect. "We almost lost him. And, anytime I think about this place-you gave me my boy back."
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital combines advanced technology with the expertise of the largest, most diverse group of board-certified pediatric specialists in the region. Uniquely inspired and designed for kids and families, it embodies patient- and family-centered care.
"At Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, the family is a part of the multi-disciplinary team," says Frank Scholl, MD, chief of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. "They're a critical part of their children's healthcare. We build trust by listening, by explaining, by caring, by sitting down and looking somebody in the eye and saying: I'm going to do the best I can to take care of your child."
For more than 27 years, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has been serving young patients and their families. As a regional leader in pediatric healthcare, our 204-bed, 180,000-square-foot hospital offers world-class expertise in a compassionate, nurturing environment.
Tour de Broward funds will benefit Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in its mission to heal the body, mind and spirit of thos it touches. During the 2020 fiscal year, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital served children and their families in 61,607 hospital outpatient visits, in 9,538 admissions and observations, and 7,455 pediatric surgeries.
Your support helps Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital make a difference in the lives of children and their families every day.History of the Tour de Broward
For the past eleven years on a Sunday morning in February, thousands of people have gathered at Miramar Regional Park, united by one common cause - to support Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at its annual Tour de Broward event. Now in its eleventh year, the need is greater than ever to raise funds for South Broward's only pediatric hospital, which has become the leading children's hospital in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In Fiscal Year 2020, JDCH cared for children needing 61,607 hospital outpatient visits, 7,455 pediatric surgeries, and 9,538 admissions and observation stays.
What Tour de Broward Supports
Funds from previous years have supported the hospital's Heart Institute, which provides children with a complete continuum of care from diagnosis to repair of congenital defects and other cardiac dysfunctions. It houses the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, one of only two of its kind in South Florida. Funds have also supported programs for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, helping to improve the lives of many oncology patients and families. However, the need is greater this year because funds raised will help support programs throughout Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, as it aims to grow in the community and continue to expand services.