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When your child is ill or injured you can trust Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center (FHHMC) to be there for you, providing you with the best care available. Thanks to our partnership with Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando, as well as new services at FHHMC, we now have access to more than 30 sub-specialties and 90-plus pediatric experts at the children's hospital, ensuring that your child gets state-of-the-art care from the leaders in pediatric medicine.

At Florida Hospital, the Pediatric unit is designed to make your child feel at ease.  We care about the health and comfort of your child, as well as you. That's why the department is equipped with all private rooms where parents and/or guardians are encouraged to stay with their child. Colorful murals decorate the hallways to keep the atmosphere fun. While we realize no child likes to spend time in a hospital, our staff strives to make his/her stay as pleasant as possible. Each room is also equipped with a television and vhs access. To make your child more comfortable, please bring their favorite toy or security blanket.

Pediatric Services at FHHMC

Families in the community will enjoy many new pediatric services at our hospital, including:

Pediatric Hospitalist Program:

Our team at FHHMC now includes pediatric hospitalists who are at the ready to treat the children of Highlands County 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Plus, you can rest assured if your child's medical condition requires additional care, the specialists at Florida Hospital for children are a phone call away to assist in the comprehensive and coordinated care of your child.

Dr. Juan A. Abellon, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center

Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. Whether your child is visiting the Emergency Department or admitted to the Pediatric Unit, the Pediatric Hospitalist will be there to coordinate care in conjunction with your child's primary care physician.  

Pediatric Support and Education:

Our entire medical team enjoys continual educational opportunities provided by the pediatric experts at Florida Hospital for Children, including the latest advantages in diagnostics, technologies and treatment strategies.

Neonatal and Pediatric Nursing Services:

Our frontline of care receives ongoing specialized training in all aspects of newborn and pediatric care to give them the skills and tools they need to improve the health and well-being of our youngest patients.

Pediatric Transport Services:

When a child needs to be transported to the children's hospital, we can utilize a transport team comprised of specially trained nurses and respiratory therapists.  Children can be flown to the hospital aboard Florida Flight 1 or transported via our ground units.  

Should your family need an office appointment with a specialist, simply call (863) 402-DOCS, and the children's hospital specialists are ready to receive you.

Additional Services Available Through Our Partnership

FHHMC offers seamless pediatric care in the following sub-specialties that are available at Orlando's Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children.

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
  • Anesthesia and Sedation
  • Neuroscience
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Orthopaedics
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
  • Childhood Development
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Dermatology
  • Plastics and Cranial Facial
  • Emergency Department
  • Radiology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Rehabilitation
  • Epilepsy
  • Transplant
  • Gastroenterology
  • Urology
  • General Surgery
  • Weight and Wellness
  • Intensive Care/Hospitalists

Trust us with all your child's health care needs.

Working together, our two hospitals are able to offer the best health care in the community.  From our skilled team here at FHHMC to the pediatric specialists at Florida Hospital for Children, your child is in very good hands.

Backed by state-of-the-art facilities, the latest technologies and the most advanced diagnostics and treatments available, we can handle every pediatric condition imaginable, from a simple inoculation for school to highly complex, minimally invasive surgeries.

Learn More

To learn more about our exciting partnership with Florida Hospital for Children, visit their website or call (863) 402-DOCS to find a specialist.