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Building Plans

New Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

The planned expansion to the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida (aka “America’s Newest Children’s Hospital”) will be exclusively devoted to serving the needs of children and families in our region.  Harvard Jolly, one of the leading architect firms in the country with experience designing other major children’s healthcare facilities, was hiried initially to prepare a program statement, project scope, and renderings based on feedback from patients, parents, and care providers. The goal is to ensure that whichever architect firm is selected, the new facility will be among the safest, most efficient, and most family-friendly Children’s Hospitals in the country.

Goals include:

  • Sufficient space for all children and grandchildren to be treated close to home without diversions to other children’s hospitals;
  • Accommodations for parents and caregivers to stay with their children and grandchildren 24 hours a day during critical times;
  • Enabling facilities and technology for dedicated pediatric medical staff to efficiently and cost-effectively save lives;
  • Expansion of new specialties, treatments, and procedures and additional pediatric and adult beds.

 

Specific spaces will include:

  • 128 Private Patient Rooms
  • Lobbies (2)
  • Outdoor Playground
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (64 Private Rooms)
  • Family Lounges
  • Pediatric Emergency Department (20 Bays)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (16 Private Rooms)
  • Medical/Surgical Unit (24 Private Rooms)
  • Barbara's Friends Hematology Oncology Outpatient Unit including:
  • The Yawkey Counseling Center
  • Infusion Center
  • Examination Rooms
  • Procedure Area
  • Chrissy Brown Hematology/Oncology Inpatient Unit (12 beds)
  • Pediatric Pharmac
  • Diagnostic Uni
  • MRI Suit
  • Sedation Center
  • Entertainment/Performance Stag
  • Playroom
  • Educational Classroom
  • Family Resource Center
  • Conference Rooms

 

 Click on the building below to watch a short video about the new hospital.