The expansion of these two new rooms was part of a $27 million Capital project that started in fall 2020. Other facets of the “Phase 4” construction include an expanded and modernized pharmacy, an administrative office suite, an assistive technology workshop and the addition of eight new beds to the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit.
“Blythedale has been investing since 2009 150 million dollars in facilities, patient care technology and infrastructure to deliver excellence in care for medically complex patients and their families,” said Blythedale President & CEO Larry Levin. “Because of our meticulous financial discipline and administration combined with our generous donors, we were able to completely transform the hospital without incurring significant debt. And to have completed this latest phase with minimal disruption during a global pandemic speaks volumes for our project partner.”
Project partners include E4H Environments for Health Architecture and Lendlease, who designed each room in the master facility plan and oversaw the entire construction, respectively.
“We are incredibly proud to celebrate the completion of The Therapy Village and Simulation Lab as our latest project with Blythedale Children’s Hospital, with whom we have had a productive partnership over the past 14 years,” he said Richard Steigel, Senior Vice President and Principal Investigator for Healthcare at Lendlease. “Construction work in an active healthcare environment always requires careful planning to minimize disruption and in this case, with the start of work in 2020 we have also taken extra precautionary measures related to COVID which will require an additional level of coordination and phased planning required the satisfaction of completing this project on time and the reward our team feels from using these innovative spaces now, benefiting sick children and the talented BCH staff who care for them.
“We are very excited to complete this latest project for Blythedale,” he said Jennifer Arbuckle, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Partners at E4H. “We know that every space we work on with Blythedale makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many families, and that inspires us to design spaces that help nurture and heal their patients. We are honored to be part of their team.”
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SOURCE Blythedale Children’s Hospital