The New Children’s Hospital is Open!
The new Children’s Hospital opened
September 29, 2007.
The new Children’s Hospital at I-225 and East Colfax Avenue opened with 111 patients successfully relocated to the new facility on September 29, 2007. The move of Children's Hospital Colorado’s patients, including both acute-care and critical-care patients, began early Saturday morning and took a total of just 12 hours.
"We made 111 miracles happen this weekend, and it took each and every one of our staff to accomplish this phenomenal effort," said Dr. Jim Shmerling, president and CEO of Children's Hospital Colorado. "Our patients, along with their families, were safely and comfortably transported in less than the 24 hours originally planned for the transfer. We planned for this weekend for several years, and we are gratified everything went according to plan."
The new Children’s Hospital occupies approximately 1.44 million square feet and includes an inpatient facility (hospital), outpatient buildings, Administrative Pavilion (medical office building), Medical Pavilion (outpatient clinics) and ample surface and structure parking. The new facility is 73 percent larger than the old facility and houses 270 beds.
Every aspect of the hospital was developed with the comfort of patients and their families in mind. The hospital offers increased family-based amenities such as family lounges, additional sleeping rooms, family library and business center and expanded sibling childcare. Additionally, patient portals are available in inpatient rooms for patients and families to view local television, cable programming and video-on-demand.
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