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Hospital Expansion

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Expansion

Our Children, Our Hospital Campaign

When your child is sick, the hospital room becomes your home. Our $20 million fundraising initiative — the Our Children, Our Hospital Campaign — supports the Expansion of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., to ensure the highest level of pediatric health care. Opened in November 2014, our state-of-the-art, 450,000-square-foot expansion was designed by families, for families.

Highlights of Our Newly Expanded Hospital:
  • a much larger Emergency Department, featuring a Fast Track unit where children with minor injuries and illnesses can be seen quickly and return home
  • two fully equipped trauma rooms for life-threatening injuries and quick access to ambulances, helicopters, medical imaging, operating rooms and intensive care units to provide seamless expert care — adding to the care we already provide as Delaware’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
  • 144 single-patient rooms with private bathrooms and sleeping accommodations, so that families can stay close by and be a part of the healing process
  • playrooms, pocket parks, solariums and family lounges to provide places for parents and kids to be together outside the intensity of the hospital room
  • beautifully landscaped green spaces surrounding the hospital, including a Healing Garden for quiet reflection and enjoyment of the natural environment

Naming Opportunities

Artwork: $2,500 to $10,000
Family garage parking space: $10,000 to $15,000
Healing Garden elements: $10,000 to $35,000
Emergency exam room: $25,000

Purchase a Brick

Purchase a brick or paver and help us expand our promise.

  • 4x8-inch brick: $500
  • 8x8-inch brick: $1,000
  • 12x12-inch brick: $2,500

Brick orders received after June 30 will not be installed prior to the opening of the hospital expansion in November 2014, but will be part of a second installation scheduled to occur later this year.

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Olivia and Her Mom, Lulu

Thanks to the skills and persistence of our Emergency Department, neurosurgery and oncology teams, Olivia is now enjoying a happy, healthy childhood.