NY Specialty Children’s Hospital completes $27 million capital project
The expansion of these two new spaces was part of a $27 million capital project which began in the fall of 2020. Other facets of the “Phase 4” construction include an expanded and modernized pharmacy, a set of administrative offices, an assistive technology workshop and the addition of eight new beds in the brain injury unit.
“Since 2009, Blythedale has invested $150 million in facilities, patient care technology and infrastructure to match the exceptional care provided to medically complex patients and their families,” said Blythedale President and CEO larry levin. “Thanks to our meticulous financial discipline and stewardship, combined with our generous donors, we were able to completely transform the hospital without incurring significant debt. And to have completed this most recent phase with minimal disruption during a global pandemic speaks volumes about our project. the partners.”
Project partners include E4H Environments for Health Architecture and Lendlease, who respectively designed each space in the facilities master plan and oversaw all construction.
“We are extremely 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 enjoyed a productive partnership for the past 14 years,” said Richard Steimel, senior vice president and chief executive, healthcare, at Lendlease. “Construction work in an active healthcare environment always involves careful planning to minimize disruption, and in this case, with work beginning in 2020, we were also implementing additional precautions around COVID that required a level additional coordination and a staggered schedule. This adds to the satisfaction of completing this project on time and the reward our team feels seeing these innovative spaces now in use, benefiting sick children and the talented BCH staff who take care of them.”
“We are delighted to see the completion of this latest project for Blythedale,” said Jennifer Arbuckle, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, partner at E4H. “We know that every space we work on with Blythedale makes a huge difference in the lives of so many families and it 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