Media Advisory                                               March 27, 2017
Golisano Foundation |  Dalmath Associates (585) 586-6650
  Jean Dalmath ( 585) 755-6911 |  Amanda Antinore (585) 729-7533
Lee Health |   Pat Dolce  (O) 239-343-4801 (C) 239-989-2758 | (239) 789-5786

Media and Community to Get a Sneak Peak of America's Newest Children's Hospital
NOTE: The information below is provided for the convenience of media only and is not intended for publication.
Media Day - Friday, Mar. 31 @ 11 a.m.
See the reactions of former patients and their families as they tour the new Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. These families participated in the design of the patient's rooms, which will be part of the tour conducted by the hospital's CAO, medical director, and VP of construction. Time for one-on-one interviews with family and hospital staff will also be available.
Public Grand Opening - Saturday, Apr. 1 @ 10 a.m.
Philanthropist Tom Golisano, namesake of America's Newest Children's Hospital, will be on hand for a short program, and then will be assisted by five-year-old twins and a large group of pediatric patients for the official ribbon cutting.
  • One-on-one interviews with Mr. Golisano will be available immediately following the ribbon cutting.
  • Interviews with patients, families and hospital administrators will also be available.
About Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida, named a "Top Hospital" by The Leapfrog Group in 2016, is the only acute care children's hospital between Tampa and Miami. Part of Lee Health, the children's hospital opened in 1994 within HealthPark Medical Center. In 2012, the hospital was renamed Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida after B. Thomas Golisano's generous donation to the capital campaign to build a new, state-of-the-art facility. The new, 300,000-square-foot, 128-bed Golisano Children's Hospital, is set to open in the spring of 2017. For more information, visit .