Phoenix Children’s Hosts Grand Opening Community Event to Introduce New Emergency Department and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
Families invited to tour the new facility, speak to physicians and enjoy fun activities
Phoenix Children’s is proud to invite the public and members of the media to take self-guided tours of the new 42,000 square-foot Emergency Department and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Tripling its current capacity from 23 to 75 private exam rooms and dramatically decreasing the time it takes to transfer a patient from the helipad to a trauma bay in less than two minutes, this new space will undoubtedly increase the level of care for patients and families during a crisis.
Media tours from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Ribbon cutting from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Free activities for families will include:
- Face painting
- Finger casting provided by the Center of Orthopedics at Phoenix Children’s
- Scavenger hunt with Phoenix Children’s mascot, Dudley the Dinosaur
- Self-guided tours
- Coloring station
- Free buffet/snow cone machine
- Display of 500+ teddy bears for patients, donated by Valley Toyota Dealer Association
Phoenix Children’s Emergency Department and Trauma Center was designed to accommodate about 22,000 patients each year. With the valley’s growing pediatric population, the emergency department has seen more than 84,000 patients, making it one of the busiest in the nation. With donations totaling $40 million from Valley Toyota Dealers Association, The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Phoenix Children’s broke ground in 2015 on a new facility that will accommodate 100,000 patients per year. The Emergency Department and Trauma Center will open Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Please contact Lia Foy at (602) 748-9331 or at [email protected] if you plan to attend