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Medical Center Golisano Children's Hospital

The new Golisano Children's Hospital building was opened in 2015

2015 Video of Golisano Children's Hospital Construction

2015 New Golisano Children's Hospital Dedication Celebrates Kids, Community and Future, May. 27, 2015
Miracle Kids, grateful families, University of Rochester leadership, and significant building donors including hospital namesake B. Thomas Golisano will celebrate the dedication of UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital on May 27.
The largest capital project in the University’s history, the new eight-story, $145 million hospital is 245,000 square feet. For the first time, the children’s hospital will feature all-private rooms and specialized technology, including the first integrated PET/MRI in a children’s hospital in the nation, dedicated to healing sick and injured children. The new space is set to open in mid-July for the 74,000 children across the Finger Lakes region that come to  Golisano Children’s Hospital for care each year.

 2015 Golisano Children’s Hospital Patients Move In, Building Opens, Summer 2015
“For over 17 years, Golisano Children’s Hospital has been our home away from home, and for the past several years [the nurses and the rest of the medical faculty and staff] have been our family,” shared Sarah Favro, mother to Cole and Zoe, a brother and sister treated for cystic fibrosis. “They’ve supported us through our struggles and helped us celebrate our successes. There are many memories of our times in the old children’s hospital, and while some of them were painful and full of stress, it is the laughter and good times they remember.”
Adrenaline was pumping and emotions were running high as close to 40 inpatients were transported from UR Medicine’s old Golisano Children’s Hospital to the new eight-story, 245,000 square foot building July 21, an historic and momentous day years in the making.
Nurses, doctors, and children’s hospital staff gathered on the old children’s hospital’s fourth floor units to send off patients and their families to their new private rooms in the beautiful new tower. Dressed in red Sandy Strong shirts, nurses pushed their patients in hospital beds and cribs, making their way to the bridge connecting to the new Golisano Children’s Hospital. Safety was the first priority with staff keeping close watch on patients’ vitals and ensuring patients were transported efficiently. Parents accompanied their children and hospital staff as they made their way to the seventh and eighth floor general care rooms of the new building. Patients on unit 4.1600 were moved first, followed by 4.3600 and then 4.1400.
“We prepared for any medical emergencies along the route and made sure that necessary equipment and monitoring were in place,” said Denise Clough, pediatric nurse manager. “We had a strict schedule to keep and needed to ensure a steady pace during the move process. The logistics and responsibility of transferring our patients was pretty intense, but we knew it was also important to have some fun along the way. After all, this is a pediatric hospital and we are all about the kids.”

2016 Two Large Gifts Support Second Phase of Children’s Hospital Construction, June 9, 2016
Phase II construction of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital building commenced shortly after the building’s dedication in May 2015. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2017, and once the additions are complete, Golisano Children’s Hospital’s pediatric operating capabilities will far surpass anything in the region and will be on par with children’s hospitals in many of the country’s largest cities. Hospital physicians currently perform over 21,000 pediatric surgeries per year.


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