Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) celebrated a significant milestone in the construction of its planned Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, a 212,000 square-foot facility that will enhance the care environment at the main hospital campus. The event marked the first “crunch” demolition of a vacant structure to make way for the six-story pavilion. Once completed, the new space will include the latest medical technologies and additional family-friendly amenities to support patients and families receiving care.
The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion is being designed with guidance from patients, families and caregivers to ensure that their needs are at the center of the enhancements. The Lean business improvement model was utilized to promote productivity and efficiency throughout the space. MCH is nationally recognized for its use of Lean methodologies in its business practices.
Highlights of the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion will include:
• Expanded critical care capacity with new, state-of-the- art individual neonatal, pediatric, and cardiac intensive care, neurology and hematology/oncology floors
• Individual rooms in the critical care and inpatient units
• A 10-bed obstetrical unit for babies who have been pre-diagnosed with a congenital condition and require immediate intervention upon birth
• Family-centered amenities including dining, concierge services, a business center and more
• An expanded bone marrow transplant unit which has been partially supported by Fundación Teleton
“We are delighted to celebrate this significant milestone in a project to which so many have dedicated their hearts and souls,” said Dr. Narendra Kini, President and CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital. “The Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion is not only an important enhancement for patients and caregivers, it also supports our longstanding commitment to delivering world-class care to families in our community and beyond.”
The hospital broke ground in December 2011 and has already completed an enhancement and expansion and of the Radiology Department with additional leading-edge, imaging equipment. The Miguel "Mike" B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center, a new state-of-the-art treatment facility for South Florida’s only freestanding pediatric trauma center, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
Funding for this project is being made possible through the efforts of Together for the Children, The Campaign for Miami Children’s Hospital. Currently, MCH Foundation is dedicating all of its resources to Together for the Children, which aims to raise $150 million by 2017 and will help provide advanced care for our children and families through funding MCH priorities such as the construction of the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion. To learn more and help support this initiative please visit www.mchf.org/donate or call Miami Children’s Health Foundation at 305-666-2889.
About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.