Enhancing the physical, emotional and spiritual healing of the child and family, the new patient care building will feature a five-story atrium filled with natural sunlight, recreational spaces and surrounding gardens.
With this Phase I expansion and other phases to follow, they are creating a children's hospital like no other in the region, giving their patients and families the promise of even better days to come.
Highlights of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Expansion:
o New 5-story 450,000 square foot expansion attached to present hospital building
o Dramatic atrium to include an interactive children's discovery zone
o Transforming acute care capacity from semi-private to all single-bed rooms to enhance the patient experience
o Expanding the Emergency Department from 29 to 44 beds
o Adding a rooftop helicopter landing zone
o Increasing parking capacity by 107 additional spaces and underground parking
o Enhancing guest services by creating a Welcome Center in the new atrium
o Planned "Sky Breaking" on August 2011; with Topping Out in 2013; and occupancy in January 2014
o This will be a multi-stage project with the proposed phases being as follows:
+ Phase I - Outlined above
+ Proposed Phase II - Renovation of hospital building with conversion of selected semi-private rooms to single-bed rooms and the creation of a 10-bed inpatient clinical research unit
+ Proposed Phase III - Renovation and improvement of ambulatory outpatient spaces