This project will allow Norton Children’s Hospital to strengthen services to the more than 1,400 critically ill and premature infants who come to the hospital each year for NICU services, as well as a growing number of patients who need specialized services at the Norton Children’s Heart Center and “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center. Between the new CICU and PICU, total critical care capacity will grow from 26 to 38 beds and will position the facility to care for the sickest of children well into the future. The first step will involve creating a new 7,000 SF conference center on the first floor, using much of the space previously occupied by a restaurant. It also will include building out the exterior of the hospital. The new conference center will open up space on the sixth floor to accommodate a 24-bed medical and surgical unit, which is currently on the fourth floor.
The Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit will be constructed on the fourth floor and will feature private rooms dedicated to children recovering from heart procedures, open heart surgery including heart transplant and heart failure, and other conditions requiring intensive care. The 17-bed unit, which will include three neonatal rooms, will offer space for families to stay with their children.
Norton Children’s Hospital also will complete the remaining phases of renovations to the NICU and the Intermediate Care Nursery. The NICU project will convert the remaining 29 beds to a family-centered model of care and is expected to be complete in summer of 2019. For the final component, Norton Children’s Hospital will turn attention to the “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center. The critical care renovations include transforming patient bays into private and semi-private rooms, as well as creating new space for physician and nursing education. This piece is slated to be completed in summer 2021.
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