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From breaking ground to opening day, our image gallery captures our journey of creating a children's hospital like no other. 

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Hospital Expansion: Opening October 2014

Expansion Hotline: (800) 842-1900 for construction, facility and parking updates.


Why We're Expanding Our Hospital

In our planning, we talked to parents and listened to children to find out what they would wish for most in a hospital. We asked our caregivers what would help them continue to deliver the very best care. These thoughts and ideas helped inspire the design of what will become our new space — an environment to promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing of children.

Opening in October 2014, we are creating a children's hospital like no other in the region, giving our patients and families the promise of even better days to come.

Patient Room Features
Inpatient Room within the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Expansion
  • rooms that accommodate special needs families
  • a view to the outside in every room
  • refrigerators and closet within the room
  • single-bed rooms
  • two TVs in every patient room — one for patient and one for family
  • a shower in every room for patient and family use
  • a serenity room, playroom, pocket park and solarium on every unit
  • washer and dryer in the family room on every unit


New Hospital Amenities
Amenities with the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Hospital Amenities

  • five-story Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. Atrium with natural sunlight
  • new Sodexo dining area
  • gift shop
  • Emergency Department will
    grow from 29 to 44 bays —
    Fast Track area with separate
    waiting rooms
  • new Welcome Center and
    Internet Café
  • event space/stage for
    public performance
  • Healing garden
  • safety store
  • Einstein Bros Bagels
  • Discovery Zone for kids
  • 188 underground
    parking spaces  
For Health Care Professionals: Improvements to Patient Care Areas
  • Separate elevators for patient care and visitors.
  • Conference room on every unit.
  • Helipad on top of the current building.
  • Overnight sleeping accommodations for residents on all units.
  • A computer for patient documentation in every room.
  • Alcoves for wheelchairs, linens, portable X-ray, etc. 
  • Access to an award-winning electronic health record system.
  • 24-bed patient care communities — with three eight-patient neighborhoods, each with a Team Station.

Time lapse video of construction of the expanded Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

See Our Progress

Catch daily images of the hospital expansion on our construction site web cam. Watch Us Grow »

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Community Activities

Community Day

Sept. 20, 2014

It's time to celebrate the newly expanded Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children! Bring the whole family to Nemours Community Day.
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Capturing Joy

Photo Contest Winners

The winning photographs have been selected and will be on display during our grand opening events.
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