The maternal and children’s hospital was created to bring the best specialists together in one location. The new facility provides full services for emergency, surgery, labor and delivery, as well as inpatient units for acute care, neonatal intensive care (NICU), and pediatric intensive care (PICU). The hospital will provide provincial programs such as the referral center for advanced fetal diagnostics and intervention, and pediatric outpatient specialties such as cardiology, rheumatology and audiology.
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.