Golisano Children’s Hospital celebrates “topping off”

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is now one step closer to completion, as crews finished construction on the tallest point of the hospital.

A ceremony to celebrate the milestone took place Wednesday morning as hospital administration, doctors, nurses, along with community leaders and fundraisers gathered to celebrate the occasion. When finished the Golisano Children’s Hospital will be a seven-story, 300,000-square-foot building, dedicated solely to pediatric medicine.

Featuring 128 beds with room to grow to 160, Golisano Children’s will be home to some of the most advanced pediatric oncology, neonatal intensive care and Southwest Florida’s first pediatric dedicated Emergency Department.

The vision of building Southwest Florida’s first self standing children’s hospital has been in the works for nearly two decades, with a goal of limiting the distance children and their families have to travel by bringing quality pediatric healthcare to Southwest Florida. Since ground broke in April of 2014 the hospital is now just 16 months away from cutting the ribbon and opening in mid 2017.

To learn more about the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida or to help them reach their fundraising goal of $100 million, visit: www.childrenshospitalgoal.org

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