We built Lurie Children’s to offer the latest innovations in medical care and technology, enhanced clinical programs, advanced research and improved family amenities.
Our new home has allowed us to:
Speed up the healing process. Our 288 all-private rooms reduce noise and control infection.
Treat the whole family, not just the patient. Our improved inpatient unit design and unique family spaces make it more convenient for families to visit and remain together during treatment.
Transport critically ill newborns faster from Prentice Women’s Hospital using two bridges, allowing families to stay together during care. From June 9, 2012 to April 29, 2013 we transported 156 babies from Prentice to our Neonatology Intensive Care Unit.
Develop multidisciplinary programs that allow patients to see multiple experts in one visit, or have access to that same collaborative team during an inpatient stay; such as the 36-room Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit, where cardiology and cardiovascular surgery patients stay from admission to discharge. It is one of the few pediatric units of its kind in the nation, providing the expertise, technology and comprehensive resources to treat a wide range of complex heart conditions from infancy through young adulthood.
Improve transition of our patients into adult care. With our campus partners just next door, collaborating on care and transitioning patients when the time is right is becoming smoother for patients.
Continue to attract and retain the best staff. In fact, we recruited 53 new world-class pediatric specialists in just six months.
Become a leader in technology. Now, Lurie Children’s has medical imaging equipment that can scan a child in less than a second. Portable imaging technology brought to the bedside gives immediate results, which means faster diagnoses and quicker treatments. And each of the 21 operating/procedure rooms are equipped for advanced minimally invasive surgery, along with five additional rooms for other special procedures.
Expand our research. With space for more pediatric researchers, Lurie Children's includes a clinical research center to expedite discoveries from the lab to the patient bedside.
Become environmentally-friendly. Our facility has been designated with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is twice the square footage of the old hospital, but should only increase energy costs by 20%. Lurie Children's was also featured in the City of Chicago's 2014 Energy Benchmarking Report.
Expand our trauma care possibilities to meet regional demands. With three trauma/procedure rooms, four nurse triage rooms, two diagnostic radiology rooms and one dedicated CT scanner, our emergency department has also increased from 25 to 45 beds.