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Time flies when you’re Building on the Promise (Time-lapse Video)

While they didn’t move quite as fast as it seems in this video, the workers who built the Kay Jewelers Pavilion helped ensure the project was completed months ahead of schedule, and well under the projected $180 million budget. There is also an extended version of this video.

Community open house set for April 26 to celebrate opening of Kay Jewelers Pavilion

Patient families, friends and the general public are invited to take their first look inside Akron Children’s Hospital’s new $180 million Kay Jewelers Pavilion at a community open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26.

New medical building is parent approved

When Beth Tenda brings one of her children to Akron Children’s new ER, she’ll know every nook and cranny of the space down to the most obscure detail. That’s because Beth helped design the hospital’s $200 million Kay Jewelers Pavilion as part of the lean project delivery process.

Where the familiar things are Childhood memories inspire backyard theme

Where does a child’s adventure begin? The answer, “in the child’s backyard,” led to the theme for Akron Children’s new medical tower – “things familiar.”

Wrapping our latest gift

Wondering what our new medical tower will look like? We’ve got a big dirt mound here now, but surrounding the construction site is a fence wrapped with pictures of the building.

How will healthcare look in 20 years? That would be nice to know as we build now Dr. David Chand on the kaizen process

As Akron Children’s Hospital moves forward with its $200 million campus expansion, a crystal ball would come in handy. With health care reform, changing demographics, and other uncertainties, our goal is to build flexibility into our design in every way possible. We can make educated guesses regarding future patient volumes and acuity, reimbursement levels, the […]

Simulations help team design most efficient ER

A 15-month-old lies in an ER trauma room after being transported by EMS from an adult hospital. Lab results indicate possible kidney failure. A 6-month-old suffering seizures is being treated in an ER patient room. A baby has been found not breathing in a bassinette by a babysitter and has been brought to the ER […]

Using our senses to describe the ideal emergency department

I know I’ve said it before, but we are privileged to have a hospital that cares to ask its employees and parents for input on how to create the best hospital around. The second town hall meeting consisted of a few parents from the previous meeting as well as new faces and employees. Again, we […]

Help us build a better hospital

Akron Children’s Hospital is seeking families to share their vision for a new ER and outpatient surgery center for the second in a series of family focus group on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

‘Saving lives’ in a mock trauma room

It’s 3 a.m. in the ER when the call comes in. There’s been a car accident. A 16-year-old boy – unrestrained and the driver – is being life-flighted. He is in respiratory distress and has head injuries. His 10-year-old brother and front-seat passenger is coming by ambulance. His injuries, neck pain and an obvious deformity to the lower body, appear less serious.