- January 10, 2014 - The Future is Now: USA Children's & Women's Patients Move into New Children's Tower
The University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital moved patients into its new, 195,000-square-foot tower on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
The Children's Tower features new technologies for the care and comfort of patients and their families. The move on Wednesday, a well-orchestrated effort by the USA Children's & Women's staff, began at 6 a.m. and was completed before 9:30 a.m.
Here are some details about the expansion:
- 195,000-square-foot, five-story expansion
- $72.6 million expansion, funded by the USA Health System, the USA Foundation and private gifts
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit adds 12 private rooms, including five new isolation rooms
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit adds six beds, for a total of 20 and nearly triples its square footage
- Surgical Services increase nearly four times, to 41,000 square feet
- New five-room Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
- Pediatric and Adolescent beds grow to 68 from 53
- Two "family rooms" have been created by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile Inc.