Plans for Orlando third children's hospital finalized

February 19, 2008

Two Orlando children's hospitals have come to terms with the group that wants to build a third hospital.

Two Orlando children's hospitals have come to terms with the group that wants to build a third hospital.

The Nemours Foundation's plans to build a $400-million, 95-bed children's hospital were approved in June 2007, but were appealed by two of Orlando's existing children's hospital groups: Florida Hospital and Orlando Regional Healthcare.

Nemours has agreed to donate $105,000 to one Orlando Regional charity for two years, contribute $150,000 for five years to another Orlando Regional charity, and contribute $350,000 per year for ten years to one of two local health care networks.

The Nemours Foundation, run by the estate of industrialist Alfred I. DuPont, is dedicated to increasing child health in Delaware and Florida, the two states DuPont lived. It will build its hospital, which it says will be part of a "medical city" including medical colleges and research institutes, in Lake Nona, Fla.