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.