Construction continues on a state-of-the-art, six-story Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion at Miami Children’s Hospital, after a groundbreaking ceremony in December.
Plans for the 212,000 square-foot pavilion incorporate the latest medical technology and family-friendly enhancements, including converting beds in the hospital’s critical care units to private rooms. The PICU and the NICU provide care for critically ill newborns and children referred by hospitals throughout Florida and the Caribbean.
Construction is confined to the center of Miami Children’s main campus in Schenley Park, near Coral Gables.
The project, to be completed in 2014, is expected to bring approximately $90 million into the local economy and will create about 678 new jobs in construction, manufacturing and transportation.
In other news, Miami Children’s Hospital was recognized among the top tier of training facilities in the nation by Training magazine. The hospital ranked third in the publication’s annual Top 125 Training Organizations listing. Miami Children’s has been included in the magazine’s rankings every year since 2006, advancing steadily to its top-five position.
The magazine ranks organizations based on factors including financial investment in employee development, innovative learning solutions, creative Web-based training solutions and leadership development programs, according to a news release.
Miami Children’s was among five facilities listed in the Outstanding Training Initiative category for its use of a LifeWings LLC initiative employing safety strategies developed in the aeronautics industry. The hospital also received Scope Score Special honors, which recognize the organization with the top score for training programs.