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Lee Health sees rise in children with COVID-19 symptoms

Lee Health is asking the public to mask their children after a steep rise in emergency department visits at Golisano Children’s Hospital. According to the hospital system, the children’s hospital saw 200 emergency room visits on Thursday with 123 children exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. “For comparison, the children’s hospital emergency department typically received about 75 visits […]

Children’s eye institute opens in Fort Myers

The Southwest Florida Children’s Charities Eye Institute of Golisano Children’s Hospital opens its doors for the first time in Fort Myers Monday. The facility is much larger than the previous location and will have more pediatric ophthalmologists. Kids have some common eye issues that they can help with, like lazy eyes and issues with tear […]

Golisano Children’s Hospital ‘micro-preemie’ named as 2020 Child Artist

Ellie O’Neal, born at just 23 weeks gestation, was brought into the world at just 1 pound, 3 ounces. Dubbed a “micro-preemie,” she was born while still inside her amniotic sac, which is likely what protected her during her unexpected and early arrival. “You picture yourself holding your newborn in the hospital, but it would […]

Former NICU patient gives hospital Christmas cards, stockings

Step by step with hands holding boxes full of surprises, Gateway Charter Varsity Soccer is taking their Christmas spirit to families spending the holidays in the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. “It felt good being here with my team and giving to the NICU and seeing the smiles on the nurses’ faces,” said Cassidy […]

6-year-old SWFL boy survives cancer, family faces growing medical bills

Last month, 6-year-old Joey Jones rang the cancer victory bell at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Two years ago, doctors did not know if Joey would make it to this point in his life. Doctors had diagnosed him with Pre B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) — the most common type of cancer in children […]