The Milestone project opened in August of 2010 and created a unique opportunity to provide state of the art healthcare services for the pediatric and adult populations and improve patient safety, wayfinding and increase technology with the new construction. The project included a total of 215 beds, including a 60 bed NICU, 32 bed PICU/ICU, 14 bed Pedi Intermediate Care unit, 32 Pedi Med/Surg unit, 32 adult cardiology beds, 59 emergency treatment beds and a 14 bed Chemo-infusion unit.
Akron Children’s Hospital embarked on a new ambulatory and critical care expansion. The project includes an expanded Emergency Center with 33 total patient positions served by a new rooftop helipad. Level 3 includes a new ambulatory surgical suite with 4 operating rooms, shell space for 2 additional operating rooms, a prep/recovery suite and central sterile. Shell space for future ambulatory clinics are on Levels 4 and 5. Levels 6 and 7 will be new private NICU beds, increasing their capacity from 60 to 75 beds.
The Thomason Master Plan Implementation project includes two major projects - the expansion and renovation of a 345,500 square foot bed tower completed in 2011 and a new 225,000 square foot 130 bed children’s hospital to be complete in 2012.