The opening of Akron Children’s Hospital’s Kay Jewelers Pavilion on May 5 represented the latest expansion of what’s considered the fastest growing children’s hospital in the nation, and continued a 125-year tradition of providing top-notch, family-centered care to children and teens throughout northern Ohio.
The GOJO Outpatient Surgery Center was the first to open with a patient family arriving at 6:30 a.m. The surgery team handled 10 surgeries on the inaugural day.
The spacious new ER opened at 7:30 a.m., and handled about a dozen patients in the first 2 hours, including our first transport from Wadsworth EMS within 5 minutes of opening.
At 8:15 a.m., special transport teams began moving 39 tiny babies 600 feet into their new homes in the Women’s Board of Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
We captured these historic milestone events throughout the day. We hope you enjoy.
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