Through an unprecedented partnership, Broward Health and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital are coming together to provide emergency services to Sunrise, Florida. To better serve the community, we are bringing an adult and pediatric freestanding emergency room to the corner of Oakland Park and Pine Island, Winter 2024.

Broward Health Sunrise

Preview the future location of Broward Health at the northwest vicinity of Oakland Park and Pine Island.

Broward Health Sunrise
West Oakland Park Boulevard and NW 90th Terrace

Please continue to check back here and submit your questions to learn more as we grow together.

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Expanded Access to Emergency Care Services is Coming to Sunrise

With nationally recognized pediatric expertise, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital provides specialized care for children of all ages. Our specialized pediatric services provide clinical care recognized throughout the country for advanced treatments.

Whether you or your loved ones need pediatric or adult emergency care, our comprehensive network stands ready to care for you with a range of services throughout Broward County.

Caring About Our Local Community

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Carefully Considered Noise Abatement

Out of respect for our neighbors, noise considerations will be implemented while bringing the benefits of emergency care close by.

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Quality Emergency Care

With separate entrances for pediatric and adult emergency care, everyone will receive expert emergency care services – when they need it most.

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Rigorous Environmental Standards

We are carefully addressing the preservation of local wetlands and ensuring rigorous environmental standards are met.

Frequently Asked Questions

We appreciate your interest in the new adult and pediatric freestanding emergency room in Sunrise, Florida. Throughout the building project, we will provide answers to questions that community members have posted through our online Ask a Question form. We hope you find this information helpful as we provide the most up to date information to answer your questions.

To better serve the community, in late 2024 Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare System will open a new medical facility in the northwest quadrant of West Oakland Park Blvd. and North Pine Island Road.

A free-standing emergency room gives patients convenient and quick access to expert ER care for those experiencing sudden illnesses or extreme medical issues such as uncontrolled bleeding, signs of stroke or heart attack, difficulty breathing, or loss of consciousness. In addition to these life-threatening conditions, or for issues that need the most immediate medical attention such as broken bones or severe pain, coming straight to an emergency room is your best choice. Using a free-standing ER means you or your loved one can come right to pediatric or adult emergency services – through separate entrances.

An urgent care center should be used for less extreme medical issues such as sprains or strains, minor infections, rashes, nose bleeds, minor cuts, recent fevers, or minor broken bones. Because ER care is triaged, meaning the most extreme medical conditions are treated first, your wait time and treatment for minor injuries or illnesses may be faster at an urgent care center.

A pediatric emergency department is designed specifically for a child’s healthcare with a specific kid-friendly environment. Children require different equipment, testing protocols, and medication dosages than adults require and a pediatric emergency department is equipped with all of these considerations in mind with physicians and staffed trained in treating pediatric patients.

Similar to when a patient arrives at one of our community hospitals but requires a higher level of care, this new freestanding Emergency Department would be capable of seamlessly transferring a patient to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. This provides a continuum of high-quality care close to home.

The initial phase will include a Freestanding Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department (FSED)

The new medical facility will accept the same medical insurances accepted at Broward Health and Memorial Healthcare System.

While we are currently out of network with UnitedHealthcare, we continue to negotiate in good faith with UnitedHealthcare to achieve a new contract that would put Broward Health’s reimbursement rates, which are among the lowest in the region, in line with rates UnitedHealthcare provides to other health systems in South Florida.

We have made every effort to reach a new agreement, even going so far as offering to reconcile with UnitedHealthcare based on the final determination of an independent third party that could fairly evaluate our requests. UnitedHealthcare declined.

As caregivers, nothing is more important than ensuring our patients and community have access to the care they need. We encourage you to call UnitedHealthcare to voice your frustration. For more information, you can visit BrowardHealth.org/UHC.

We’re encouraged by how many people are interested in working at this new medical complex. We are not currently hiring for this location. However, we have many other positions available across Broward County. We encourage you to visit BrowardHealth.org/Careers for a full listing of opportunities.

The new Sunrise location will provide language assistance services that are free of charge, accurate, timely and protect your privacy. This is aligned with best practices and the Patient Bill of Rights.