Major Construction Project Underway at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital – NBC 6 South Florida
One of South Florida’s leaders in pediatric healthcare is present process main development.
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood is ranked among the many highest for pediatric orthopedics within the nation. Now, development will double the flooring of the present hospital constructing.
“She’s always wondering when this is going to end, and I tell her soon baby,” mentioned Lina Velasquez, whose daughter Sophia who’s battling most cancers.
An oncology affected person is now in kidney failure and on dialysis. Sophia is simply 5 years previous. By her bedside is her mother and sister, hoping that with every therapy she’ll get a stronger and more healthy.
“I feel blessed because all these things she can have, all these things in my country we don’t have,” mentioned Velasquez “Also they help her a lot, to be happy to be doing activities, to forget about this sickness.”
Now, with development underway, much more children like Sophia can get assist.
“It’s an honor that families trust us, and the kids come here and they are not scared. You’ll see the environment we try to not make it seem like a hospital,” mentioned CEO Caitlin Beck Stella.
This main development and growth challenge comes on the heels of excessive demand for pediatric specialty companies.
“Love is really at the center of everything we do,” mentioned Stella.
Later this 12 months, development can be accomplished for the growth of greater than 300,000 sq. toes and 4 flooring of added care.
“The theme of this building is the healing power of play. That’s why there will be a play space outside in the building,” mentioned Stella “The terrace is really great, because families that are here and they want to go outside and don’t want to be with everyone coming and going they can go outside. And it’s also attached to the new rehab gym.”
The eighth flooring is admittedly the present piece, the place there can be a household lounge, a health club, a enterprise middle, a spa-like lavatory, a classroom with a stem lab, a stimulation lab to coach their very own employees and the Garth Brooks Child Life Zone.