The largest corporate gift in the hospital's seventy-eight-year history will support construction of a 245,000-square-foot building featuring a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with forty-four private rooms, an inpatient/outpatient surgery center, a family lounge and resource center, light-filled pedestrian walkways, and two levels of parking. The building also will house an expanded state-of-the-art pediatric simulation center where healthcare providers will be trained on a variety of child-sized medical mannequins. In recognition of the gift, the building will be named Scripps Networks Tower.
"We currently have an undersized NICU and surgery suites and no space in which to grow new programs and services," said Children's Hospital president and CEO Keith Goodwin. "This gift and new building will give us the opportunity to build state-of-the-art operating rooms, anticipating emerging technology, as well as providing an even better experience for our patients and families."