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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.

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