DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton Children’s Hospital is investing in a $141 million campus renewal project.
The hospital broke ground Thursday on a new 260,000 square foot patient care tower.
It is part of a long-term plan that will meet growing needs of patients and their families, delivering world-class care.
“We knew we needed patient care facilities that could meet the ever-changing needs of pediatric health care in a family-friendly environment,” says Deborah Feldman, president and CEO at Dayton Children’s. “Our new patient care tower will help us deliver the very best care to children in our region well into the future.”
The new tower will include a Comprehensive Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and a Level 3 Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
It will serve some of the most critically ill and injured children in the Wallace Critical Care Complex and intermediate care patients in the Intermediate Care Unit.
A recent assessment of the hospital campus, Destination 2020 shows that 70-percent of the campus had facilities that are 40-year-old.
“This project is about moving forward, reaching new heights and of course transforming care,” says Feldman. “This new facility will help us continue to provide an excellent patient experience in the safest environment possible for generations to come.”
The facility will be located in the center of the current Valley Street campus. It will be highly visible from a busy Route 4.
See more renderings of the project at the Dayton Children’s web site.