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Teaming Up to Expand Hospital Facilities

The American Family Children’s Hospital expansion project, scheduled for completion in 2014, will add 26 new pediatric intensive care beds.

The American Family Children’s Hospital expansion project, scheduled for completion in 2014, will add 26 new pediatric intensive care beds.

We worked side-by-side with UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) on important new facility expansions.

In the fall of 2012, we were proud to open a new pediatric emergency care unit at UWHC, which helps provide a calming environment for children and their families away from the adult emergency department.

The new unit has a dedicated children’s waiting area and six treatment rooms. It’s staffed by a pediatric emergency medicine team—fellowship-trained physicians, nurses, and child life specialists—all of whom are experts in the unique physiologic and developmental needs of children.

Last fall also marked the launch of a major facilities expansion at AFCH. The project, scheduled for completion in 2014, will add 26 new pediatric intensive care beds. Fourteen of those beds will be designed for high-acuity neonates as part of AFCH’s new neonatology service line.

The expansion will also add a hybrid cardiac catheterization/OR/interventional radiology lab, an imaging suite, and two more operating rooms—all designed and equipped specifically for pediatric patients.

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Last updated: 03/12/2014
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