Medical Construction & Design

SEP-OCT 2014

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56 Medical Construction & Design | September/October 2014 mcdmag.com A lfred I. duPont believed "It is the duty of everyone in the world to do what is in his power to alleviate human suf- fering." The charitable trust established through his will became the Nemours Foundation, an internationally recog- nized children's health system that owns and operates the Alfred I. duPont Hospi- tal for Children in Wilmington, Delaware and the Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida, along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His philosophy was one of kindness, fair- ness and responsibility. duPont's will also stipulated that his Nemours Mansion & Gardens be preserved and improved upon for the pleasure of the viewing public. Designed by architects Carrere and Hastings, and completed in 1910, the Mansion & Gardens pay homage to duPont's French family heritage. Set amid 222 acres with 47,000 square feet of fl oor space, it is one of the grandest houses constructed in Delaware; with its massive ornamental gardens, it is considered to be the largest formal French garden in North America. In 1940, nearly fi ve years after his death, the Alfred I. duPont Institute was constructed on the grounds of sustainable green Sustainable Water reclamation strategy becomes reality at Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children By Steven Maurer synergies

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