About Us

About Us

Parents have the confidence of knowing that the specialized pediatric services offered are further strengthened by St. Joseph's Hospital full-service medical center, including the 24-hour Steinbrenner Emergency/Trauma Center for Children.

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is well known throughout the southeast United States as a leader in pediatric heart and cancer care. With 80 pediatric physician specialists representing 25 medical and surgical disciplines, our board-certified staff offers the care St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is known for.

Family-focused Care

Families always come first at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. Adults are encouraged to remain overnight with the child when possible. The inpatient units feature rooms arranged in small clusters according to the child's age with nighttime accommodations for parents. A family lounge offers lockers, shower facilities and coffee around the clock, while a family resource center has videos, literature and computer links for the latest information on children's health.

  • Cancer and Blood Diseases: We are well known throughout the southeast United States as a referral center for children's cancer and blood diseases.
  • Children's Advocacy Center: A dedicated team of professionals take pride in the program's efforts to champion community efforts to support our children such as bike safety, car seat checks and much more.
  • Child Life Specialists: The Child Life Team at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is committed to helping children understand their illness and procedures in order to facilitate positive coping with hospitalization. The comprehensive therapeutic child life program offers four age-appropriate play rooms.
  • Craniofacial Center: St. Joseph's Children's Craniofacial Center provides pediatric patients with a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary approach to treating head shape and craniofacial anomalies including cleft lip/palate.
  • Emergency/Trauma Center: An emergency department visit can be pretty scary so St. Joseph's Children's Hospital custom-designed the Steinbrenner Emergency/Trauma Center for Children. The Trauma Center is a state-approved Pediatric Trauma Referral Center.
  • Intensive Care Units: St. Joseph's Children's Hospital knows that the critically ill need specialized care including ground and air transport services around the clock. That's why we have several Intensive Care Units for children of all ages. 
  • Motion Analysis Center: Children with neuromuscular problems have difficulty controlling their muscles. The Motion Analysis Center at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital uses advanced technology to evaluate muscle, joint and nerve problems.

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Services are an integral part of the hospital's commitment to children. Rehabilitation therapy for children from infancy through teens is provided in the hospital and at the outpatient pediatric specialty clinics.

  • Scoliosis Center: At the Scoliosis Center, patients have access to services geared toward spinal deformity - both children and young adults. Our team of professionals strive to achieve life-changing outcomes and are committed to providing personalized quality care.

Part of the BayCare Family

Founded in 1997, BayCare is a not-for-profit organization that operates an integrated, health care delivery system in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. With 300 access points across a 4-county service area, BayCare provides a full continuum of care through its inpatient, outpatient, imaging, diagnostic, behavioral health, laboratory and wellness services.  Our hospitals include Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s,  St. Joseph’s Women’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, South Florida Baptist, Winter Haven Hospital and Winter Haven Women’s.