Our New Expansion Project
At Children's Hospital we have big plans to grow, and we are asking you to be a part of it. Our new expansion project measures 268,000 square-feet and will feature 211,000 square-feet of program and support space in a five-story building and 57,000 square feet of parking spread across two levels. The space will expand services for children with chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis and other special needs. Forty-four private Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) rooms will enable us to give the best possible care to our tiniest patients. We'll also add new operating rooms and desperately needed new parking spaces. Enhanced family areas, such as a rooftop garden, will give our patient families a place to relax and relieve their anxiety.
"As pediatric medicine continues to evolve, so does our standard of care," said Keith Goodwin, President and CEO at Children's Hospital. "This will allow the hospital to continue to provide the highest level of care to our region's children. The project is about acknowledging the importance of families in the care we provide, improving the efficiency of care and ensuring that we have the opportunity to accommodate future growth."
The groundbreaking will be in the summer of 2014, and the building will take approximately two years to complete. Additional renovations will take another year with an expected completion date of fall 2017. The estimated cost for the project is $75 million, and while the hospital plans to pay for this largely with internal funds, Children's Hospital will look to the community for additional help.
We Need Your Help
This expansion project simply cannot happen without your help. Your donations will be essential in making sure we have the space to offer the specialized care our patients so deserve.
If you have questions about the expansion project, please call the Children's Hospital Development Office at 865-525-GIVE.
During construction, all services will continue to be offered at Children's Hospital.