On Thursday, Feb. 9, Texas Children’s Hospital and W.S. Bellows Construction celebrated the topping out of Texas Children’s new Pediatric Tower. (Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital)
Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s, welcomes guests to the construction milestone event. (Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital)
Chase Fondren shares his family’s experience at Texas Children’s and echoes the importance of expansion. (Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital)
Laura Bellows, president and chairman of the Board of W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation, welcomes her team members to the celebration. (Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital)
Mark A. Wallace, Laura Bellows, members of Texas Children’s Board of Trustees and four Texas Children’s in-chiefs celebrate the exciting construction milestone. (Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital)
Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children’s, thanks the Bellows construction team for their hard work. (Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital)
Guests were invited to leave their mark on the final beam that will be placed on the tower. (Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital)
Guests watch as the tree is hoisted on top of Texas Children’s Pediatric Tower. (Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital)
The tree reaches the top of Texas Children’s Pediatric Tower. (Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital)
The tree sits atop Texas Children’s Pediatric Tower, slated for completion in 2018. (Allen S. Kramer/Texas Children’s Hospital)
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Texas Children’s Hospital and Bellows Celebrate Pediatric Tower Topping Out

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Texas Children’s Hospital and Bellows Celebrate Pediatric Tower Topping Out

On Thursday, Feb. 9, Texas Children’s Hospital and W.S. Bellows Construction celebrated the topping out of Texas Children’s new Pediatric Tower in the Texas Medical Center. Nearly 700 guests were on hand to commemorate the exciting construction milestone.

This expansion includes reinvesting in the programs needed by the hospital’s most critically ill patients. Texas Children’s is building 19 floors on top of an existing building base, adding 640,000 square feet. Slated to be completed in 2018, the resulting 25-floor tower will house 126 beds for pediatric and cardiovascular intensive care, six new operating rooms with the latest technology to complement the hospital’s existing 19 ORs, and will be the new home of Texas Children’s Heart Center, including the outpatient clinic, four cardiovascular operating rooms and four catheterization labs.

These facility developments are partially supported through the hospital’s $475 million Promise Campaign, a fundraising effort to help ensure the future of Texas Children’s as a leader in pediatric and women’s health.

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