The Healthcare Design magazine
Rady Children’s Hospital successfully expands its healthcare campus, adding on the new LEED-certified, $260-million Acute Care Pavilion.
In 1996, Hillary Clinton, then the first lady of the United States, promoted her book “It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us,” establishing the popular adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
Now, fast-forward to 2010 and the grand opening of the new Acute Care Pavilion on the campus of San Diego-based Rady Children’s Hospital, a state-of-the-art pediatric village where one may visit and think, “It takes a village to treat a child.”
In 1954, when Rady Children’s Hospital first opened its doors, about a dozen patients were treated. Today, Rady Children’s Hospital is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the state of California, and the new Acute Care Pavilion adds 154 much-needed pediatric beds to the region. The new building houses three key healthcare divisions: The Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and the Warren Family Surgical Center.