The recently opened Children’s Hospital of Colorado is proving an incredible asset to patients, staff and the Colorado Springs community. Two feature pieces detail how the new hospital is a “game changer” for the community. Parents, pediatric patients and staff talked about the benefits of the new hospital. Here are key excerpts from the articles:
- One parent noted that the natural light in her son’s patient room helped him keep a more regular sleep schedule and that having a bathroom in the same room gave enhanced privacy and patient experience.
- Parents of a premature baby, who were transferred to the new Children’s Hospital, had a private room with a shower, window and refrigerator for breast milk. In the previous facility, the infant had been sharing a “pod” with four other premature babies.
- Margaret Sabin, president of Children’s southern Colorado operations, noted the response so far from inpatient admissions and use of outpatient services shows the need for the beds and services. The hospital has been averaging a 60 to 65 percent occupancy of available peds, or about 54 patients a day in the first month.
Children’s Hospital Colorado Springs is a 294,000-sf facility, the first pediatric-only hospital in southern Colorado. It includes:
- 50 neonatal intensive care unit beds
- 37 pediatric medical-surgical unit beds
- 16 pediatric intensive care unit beds
- 8 operating rooms
- 8 private outpatient infusion rooms
- 25 emergency exam rooms
- 6 ER behavioral health rooms
- 5 ER triage rooms
- 3 trauma rooms
- Imaging areas for MRI, CT, x-ray, ultrasound and fluoroscopy