Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis visited with child patients and their families at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital yesterday. Joined by special superhero guest Spider-Man, the Governor and First Lady toured the facility at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and handed out comic books donated by Marvel Entertainment.
“I’m proud to say that Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s Orthopedic Department has been ranked one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report,” said Governor DeSantis. “To all the staff and professionals who help care for these kids, the First Lady and I thank and congratulate them for their tremendous work. We will be visiting more hospitals across the state and harnessing our public and private resources to ensure kids and their families are getting the best level of care possible.”
“We have been so impressed by the professionalism and dedication displayed by the physicians, nurses and administrators here at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital,” said First Lady DeSantis. “It’s reassuring to know that these magnificent children are getting the support and care they need. It’s also a very special moment to be able to harness the generosity of the private sector with Marvel to bring joy to these brave kids. I am so thankful that we live in a country where someone like Joe DiMaggio can envision a hospital such as Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital that allows children to have hope and the opportunity for a healthier future.”
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital was established in 1992. In the hospital’s first year of operation, the medical staff included just 90 physicians and admitted close to 2,000 patients. Over time, Joe DiMaggio has become one of the nation’s leading pediatric care hospitals and created programs to help meet the needs of the growing and diverse community while enhancing its national presence and services. Today’s 226-bed hospital offers a safe, compassionate and nurturing environment for young patients and their families. In 2018 the hospital served over 9,000 inpatients.