Local residents get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an insider's look and tour of the new Stony Brook Children's Hospital, where we're delivering specialized pediatric medicine in an advanced 71,500-square-foot facility. 

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Eleanor Schmidt, 4, left, and her brother Tim, 6, of St. James, use blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes to diagnose the stuffed bears given out to children at the Teddy Bear Clinic during Stony Brook Children's Hospital open house on Nov. 2, 2019.

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Kalealani Holmes, 9, of Hauppauge, had a plaster cast put on her finger in one of the demonstrations at Saturday's open house of Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Nov. 2, 2019.

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Gabriel Huertas, 1, with his mother Carolyn, of Mastic, had a plaster cast put on his finger in one of the demonstrations at the open house of the new Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Nov. 2, 2019.

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Chase Cotgreave, 7, of Smithtown, meets Brody, a 4-year-old Labradoodle who who will be serving as a pediatric therapy dog at the new hospital. 

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Marc Levine, 5, and his sister Savannah, 8, of Miller Place, tried out one of the toys in the 6th-floor playroom during a tour of the new Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Nov. 2, 2019.

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Amanda Sabanos, right, director of development Neurosciences and Medicine, was among staff volunteers leading groups of visitors on tours through the new Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Nov. 2, 2019.  

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Julia Rocco, 9, of Hauppauge, tries out a demonstration which involved tightening metal rods to a model spine. 

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Local residents got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an insider's look and tour of the new Stony Brook Children's Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The advanced 71,500-square-foot facility will begin treating patients on Nov. 17.

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