Scripps Networks Tower
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s New State-of-the-Art Facility
East Tennessee Children's Hospital's expansion project features
program and support space in a new five-story building with parking accommodations
spread across two levels. The 245,000 square-foot 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.
The groundbreaking began in the summer of 2014, and the building took approximately
two years to complete. It opened for patients in the fall of 2016. On
April 19, 2016, Scripps Networks Interactive announced a partnership with
East Tennessee Children's Hospital and donated $10 million to the
new expansion. In honor of this generous donation, the building was named
Scripps Networks Tower.
"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."
- Keith Goodwin, Children's Hospital CEO