South Florida parents have been choosing Family Memorial Hospital for the healthcare of their children for more than 55 years. Our long history in the South Florida community is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing affordable, quality and accessible healthcare to area children. We provide primary pediatric care to infants, children and adolescents from newborns to age 18. Our board-certified pediatricians are on staff at most of the area’s major hospitals and we have relationships with most insurance carriers. Our mission is to deliver the best, most up to date and most comprehensive medical services to area families. By providing on-site services, such as lab and X-ray, sick care 365 days a year, free support groups, chronic disease management assistance, educational and safety classes and events, we also strive to serve as your family’s total resource for raising healthy and happy children.


Helping Kids to Understand the Hospital Experience

The Child Life Department at Family Memorial Hospital is staffed by certified and compassionate child life specialists whose goals are to promote optimum development, maintain normal living patterns and minimize psychological trauma for children during their stay at the hospital. Our child life specialists work closely with the child's healthcare team to provide a full continuum of quality and compassionate care for our pediatric patients.

Clown Therapy

For more than two decades, Lotsy Dotsy, Family Memorial’s resident clown, has been turning frowns into smiles through entertaining activities designed to provide patients and their families with a welcomed distraction. Young ones and grown-ups alike enjoy singing songs, blowing bubbles and playing the harmonica with Lotsy Dotsy.

Playrooms/Play Areas

Inviting playrooms for children are available in the Love Jen Family Center, Sheridan Healthcorp Family Resource Center and on the third and fourth floors of Family Memorial Hospital. These playrooms have toys, games, medical play and arts and crafts. Play areas are also located in the pre-op areas of the hospital, as well as the second floor surgery, allowing children to play and unwind until just minutes before their scheduled surgery.