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.
Akron Children’s art consultant, Ron Beahn, coordinated with more than 60 elementary, middle and high schools to collect student artwork to grace the walls of exam rooms, waiting areas, hallways and other parts of the hospital.
Donors took center stage during an exclusive event on April 10 to celebrate the opening of the Kay Jewelers Pavilion this spring.
The nearly 140 donors were the first to tour the building and see the named areas made possible by philanthropy including the Women’s Board of Akron Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, GOJO Outpatient Surgery Center and Murdough Family Lobby, to name a few. Following the tours, guests enjoyed dinner on the new connector between the main hospital and the pavilion.