(From the June 2013 issue of Inside Nationwide Children's)
Approximately 44,000 square feet of space for our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) is currently being renovated to better accommodate our smallest patients. The remodeled NICU incorporates the nature-inspired design found throughout main campus and provides a calming, family-friendly environment that lends comfort and support to families during times of stress. Once complete, renovations will include a single entrance for all NICUs through the C4 lobby, a new diagnostic exam room for pulmonary function testing and infant feeding research, a new 400 square foot procedure room for neonatal procedures away from the bedside, a consolidated physician work room, a new hands-on NICU simulation education classroom and enhanced staff and ancillary support spaces. The renovations are expected to be completed in late 2013.