Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tour Hospital's New "Building Hope" Annex, Get A Free Helmet And Join In Fun Activities At Open House On Saturday

Building Hope
Children's Hospital is holding a free Community Open House and Family Fest on Saturday from 10-2pm to celebrate the upcoming opening of their new building, "Building Hope", which includes a new emergency department as well as the annex for cancer and critical care patients.  

The building, which is is eight-floors, added 330,000 square feet of space, and is set to open on April 21.

Open House activies provided for 3-8 year olds will be:
  • Opportunity to check out a working ambulance
  • Listen, dance and sing along to local musician Johnny Bregar preform
  • Kids encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal for a check-up at the Teddy Bear Clinic
  • Free bike helmet and fittings for children ages 1-18 years old
Also included in the Open House activitites is a tour of the new building which will include:
  • new Emergency Department and critical care unit
  • forest-themed artwork
  • building exteriors and gardens, including new William Boeing pocket park
  • 80 private single-patient rooms
  • Family lounge and gym
  • Rooftop terrace

Go here for more information or call 206-987-1569.

Tomorrow evening, there will also be a reception in the Building Hope Tent from 6-9:30 p.m. The evening will include a short program and guided tours. At 8:20pm remarks, as well as presententations from experts, in the areas of emergency, cancer and critical care will start.  Register online here.

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