Three-year-old Ivy wears a WREX brace that was designed by experts at Nemours.

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Welcome to a Place of Healing

What began in 1940 as a pediatric orthopedic institute is now a world-renowned full-service children's hospital. Today, families from all over the globe turn to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to care for their kids.

Our hospital was designed by families for families. What began as their vision is now a reality — our newly expanded hospital is now open. The thoughts and ideas of children, parents and caregivers helped inspire the design of what is now our new space — an environment to promote children’s physical, emotional and spiritual healing. We've created a children's hospital like no other in the region, giving our patients and families the promise of even better days to come.

Highlights of Our Newly Expanded Hospital
  • spacious single-patient rooms — all with a view to the outside, two TVs (one for the patient, one for the family) and a bathroom with a shower
  • rooms that accommodate special needs families
  • serenity room, playroom, pocket park, family solarium, lactation room (for nursing mothers), and washer and dryer on every unit
  • five-story Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. Atrium
  • Welcome Center
  • Rocco and Mary Abessinio Gift Shop
  • Sodexo Dining Area
  • Einstein Bros.® Bagels
  • Discovery Zone Presented by DuPont (a 60-foot interactive digital wall)
  • event space/stage for public performance
  • Emergency Department and AstraZeneca Treatment Area, with 44 bays
  • Healing Garden
  • 188 underground parking spaces

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Our Promise: Compassionate, Excellent Care

As the first location of one of the nation's largest pediatric health systems, we're considered one of the safest children's hospitals in the country with some of the best doctors, best nurses and best specialty care around.

Year after year, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children's hospitals in the nation. And, we've been named one of the country's top workplaces.

We strive for excellence in everything we do. We want your family to have an exceptional experience and receive compassionate, comprehensive care — every time.

At duPont Hospital for Children you can also expect:

Watch How We're Making a Difference

Our Expansion Journey

Watch the journey from initial concept to finished project. The newly expanded Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is customized to meet patient and family needs.

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Health Care Safety Hotline: Help Us Make Health Care Safer

Nemours is committed to making health care better by making it safer. We’re working with researchers to collect patient safety information from anyone who uses health care services. You, your family, friends and caregivers can confidentially share any health care safety concerns you have. Researchers will analyze the reports and summarize lessons to help providers make health care safer. Learn More »

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*Once they receive a badge, parents, guardians and other identified family care providers or visitors are welcome in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (in accordance with patient and family preferences and the clinical judgment of the patient’s care team).