(From the July 2016 Issue of MedStat)
Nationwide Children’s recently announced the details of a phase two master facilities plan. The approximate $730 million investment will accommodate growth of Nationwide Children’s. A centerpiece of the plan is a new freestanding facility fully dedicated to children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions. As the most comprehensive facility of its kind nationally, the new Behavioral Health Pavilion will be eight stories at completion and house integrated behavioral health services including a Crisis and Observation Center and outpatient programs. It will also open with 48 inpatient beds, with space to house up to 66 inpatient beds, as well as capacity for additional inpatient units based on future patient need. Located on the main hospital campus, the Pavilion will foster collaboration with Nationwide Children’s research team as well as community partner agencies. The building is slated to open in 2020, with a winter 2017 groundbreaking. The total investment for the building will be $158 million. To view all rankings, visit NationwideChildrens.org/News-Room.