The nearly 260,000 SF South Wing opened much needed space for providing the highest standard of pediatric care possible. The new Emergency Department includes telemedicine technology and four trauma rooms, as well as a dedicated orthopedics suite and a decontamination unit. In addition, the South Wing creates new space for the NICU and CVICU to accommodate the growing demand for their services. An entirely new Hematology/Oncology unit opened in the South Wing for the state’s pediatric cancer and blood disorder patients, as well as a new inpatient unit dedicated for care of infants through 3-year-olds.
The project provides 100 new patient beds, allowing the hospital to retire many that date back more than 40 years. The net increase in patient beds is 54. The new South Wing also includes 56 new exam rooms, as well as 19 new procedural or diagnostic rooms. A roof garden complete with benches, Arkansas foliage, and play areas is open to patients, families and employees.
This project is the recipient of an ASID Gold Award.