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10 Things to Know About Nemours Children's Hospital

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Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., opened its doors to the community Oct. 22, and is the second children's hospital for Nemours — which operates the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and children's clinics throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Here are 10 things to know about Nemours Children's Hospital.

1. Roger Oxendale, MBA, is the CEO of the hospital.

2. Jonathan Immordino serves as the associate administrator of finance.

3. The 630,000-square-foot hospital sits on 60 acres of land and has 95 beds.

4. Nemours Children's Hospital employs 750 associates — many with unique specialties for the city, state and the Southeast region. The hospital employs an additional 100 contract support positions.

5.. The hospital provides care that was not previously available in Orlando and the Southeast. For example, Terri Finkel, MD, is the first pediatric rheumatologist in Orlando, and Ken Liechty, MD, is the first fetal surgeon in the Southeast.

6. Nemours Children's Hospital is a hospital designed for families, by families. The Family Advisory Council is a group of local parents, many with chronically ill children, who provided input not only on the design of the hospital but also on physician and hospital leadership candidates.

7. Nemours Children's Hospital officially opened to the community Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Nemours was established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. du Pont in 1936.

8. In 2011, the FAC was awarded a William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission for its innovative approach to designing and building the hospital.

9. Children can control the color of the overhead lighting in their rooms, giving them a sense of control over their environment and making the hospital a colorful place at night.

Nemours Children's Hospital has a fourth floor garden10. Nemours Children's Hospital was designed as a hospital in the garden. The hospital has a one-acre discovery garden, a 7,000-square-foot rooftop garden just off the second floor surgery commons area and a 10,000-square-foot garden on the fourth floor designed by occupational therapists to be used as part of patients' rehabilitation.

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