Jackson Pediatric Center is a division of Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. It is designated a Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC) facility by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Since 1989, we have provided quality skilled nursing care with intensive early intervention to children with special medical needs. Our coordinated team effort includes parents, our multidisciplinary staff and a host of community services. We are dedicated to providing quality, family-centered health care in a sensitive, loving, homelike environment.
It is especially important to us that the child’s caretakers expand their understanding of the child’s medical condition and learn how to better meet their child’s needs. As part of a world-class medical center, we can easily consult with pediatricians, psychologists, dietitians, social workers and child life therapists through our colleagues in Jackson Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Our goal is to accustom our children to a quality of life that will allow them to be integrated back into the community and the school system.
Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care (PPEC)
Being a kid is not all fun and games. There are parents to please, knees to skin and other kids to get along with. But if you also have to use a ventilator or get oxygen therapy every day, you might not have the energy to be a “regular” kid too.
That’s why the staff of the Jackson Pediatric Center makes this the ideal place for a special child with medical needs. They’ll be with other medically fragile kids who all need special attention. And the staff members know how to care for them medically while letting them do “fun kid things” too.
- Our medical director is affiliated with the University of Miami and Jackson Health System.
- Our professional nursing staff members are PALS-certified (Pediatric Advance Life Support).
- Occupational, physical, recreational, respiratory and speech therapists work daily with the children.
- Many of our staff members speak English, Spanish and/or Creole.
- Miami-Dade County school-certified teachers bring the classroom to our center through the variety of their programs for children starting at 3 years of age and older.
Who We Serve
Jackson Pediatric Center provides a day medical program to children age 20 and under who are in need of medical management for such things as:
- Tracheostomy care
- Apnea monitoring
- Oxygen/Ventilator therapy
- Respiratory therapy
- Cardiac monitoring
- IV therapy
- Central venous line care
- TPN administration
- GT/NG tube feeding
- Colostomy care
- Burn/wound care
- Specialty clinic support
- Rehabilitation therapy
Why We Are Unique
All PPEC-designated centers are very closely regulated and follow specific guidelines. In addition, Jackson Pediatric Center is part of Holtz Children’s Hospital and is located on the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus. This allows us not only close proximity to emergency services but also advanced access to all the UM/Holtz specialists.
Referrals to Jackson Pediatric Center can be made from any of these sources:
- Social workers
- Health service agencies
- Community social service agencies
- Children’s Medical Services (CMS)
All referrals are confidential.
Monday – Friday
6 a.m. – 6 p.m.