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.