• Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee was awarded a $10 million gift from the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Inc. Fun. It is the largest single gift the MACC Fund has made to a hospital, and will be used to further cancer and blood disorders research in three areas: discovery and testing of new drug therapies, increased use of cellular therapies and genetic research for personalized cancer therapies. The combined goals of these approaches are to increase survival for children battling some of the toughest forms of the disease and improve the quality of life for all survivors through lessening side effects of treatment.
• Victory Healthcare broke ground on the Victory Medical Center Fort Worth, Texas. The 85,000-square-foot medical facility and 50,000-square-foot medical office building will include 25 patient beds, including five suites with private family quarters, and four state-of-the-art intensive care rooms, eight operating rooms and four special procedure rooms. The entire project is estimated to cost $70 million. The surgical hospital will perform specialty procedures including spinal, orthopedic and general surgery as well as gynecology, urology, bariatric, reconstructive plastics, ear, nose and throat and pain management procedures. The general contractor on the project is Metzger Construction Co., Houston, with lead principle architect Kaim Associates Inc., Kingwood, Texas, and Curtis Group Architects Ltd., Dallas, for the core and shell.
• Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital broke ground for a critical care tower, the center of a $200 million campus transformation. The 368,735-square-foot, seven-story tower will house a neonatal intensive care unit, emergency department, ambulatory surgery center and space for additional clinical programs. The KLMK Group is the onsite project manager. The new tower will be connected to the existing hospital and is expected to open in 2015.
• Earlier this summer, Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center officially opened the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital Outpatient Specialty Center. Pediatric dermatology and Pediatric gastroenterology have joined the existing pediatric cardiology practice at the newly renovated outpatient center.