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Golisano Children’s Hospital publishes Back to School Kids First magazine

Golisano Children’s Hospital has published the latest issue of Kids First magazine, a free resource for Southwest Florida’s families and the region’s only publication solely dedicated to sharing expert-sourced pediatric health and wellness information. The special issue is complete with back-to-school advice and tips from local, expert physicians and health care providers with a focus on helping kids stay healthy this school year. Articles include:

  • Nutrition & Exercise Play a Part in Overall Health: Small changes make a big difference
  • Expert Care for Patients on the Autism Spectrum: Golisano Children’s Hospital’s work to help children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Bike Safety Starts at the Top: Wearing helmets to save lives.


Additional topics include sun safety; training and healing with virtual reality; partnering to bring pediatric neurosurgery to Golisano; teaching children healthy eating; helping children find meaning; finding pediatric mental health support and more.

The purpose of the magazine is to help ensure children are the healthiest they can be, thus keeping hospital admissions down and experiencing better outcomes if hospitalization is ever necessary. Kids First is made possible in partnership with TOTI Media, longtime leader in award-winning high-quality magazines in Southwest Florida, and the incredible support of area businesses and advertisers who believe in and enable the mission and vision of Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Parents can download the Kids First app from the app store for the latest issue. Kids First magazine current and past issues are available digitally at KidsFirstMagazine.org.

About Golisano Children’s Hospital

Established in 1994, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has been named a “Top Hospital” by The Leapfrog Group for the past three years. It is the only recognized children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. Lee Health opened the new 128-bed Golisano Children’s Hospital in May 2017, relocating the children’s hospital from the adjacent HealthPark Medical Center. It includes comprehensive pediatric services including a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III NICU with 64 private rooms. Golisano Children’s Hospital is proud to have been named Soliant’s 2018 Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S., a recognition determined by popular vote. For more information, visit GolisanoChildrensSWFL.org.

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