© 2021 KMUW
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Health

New Wesley Children's Hospital Opens

wesley_childrens_hospital.jpg
Courtesy Wesley Medical Center
/
People watch as the hospital's exterior lights are turned on during a ceremony Wednesday evening.

The new Wesley Children’s Hospital is officially open.

A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for this afternoon at the hospital, located at Central and Hillside. Staff and community members gathered for a ceremony last night to turn on the facility’s exterior lights.

Wesley Medical Center announced plans to renovate its pediatric facility in February 2015. Ground broke on the $28 million project last June.

Construction included a new façade on the hospital’s Hillside exterior, and a completely renovated 15-bed pediatric intensive care unit.

Wesley Children’s Hospital is the first and only dedicated children’s hospital in the region.

--

Follow Nadya Faulx on Twitter @NadyaFaulx.

To contact KMUW News or to send in a news tip, reach us at news@kmuw.org.