Medical University of South Carolina has raised more than $104 million for the new children’s hospital.
The Post and Courier reports that hospital leaders want to raise at least $125 million through philanthropy. The remainder will be financed through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The 10 story building is slated to open in late 2019, and is expected to cost $385 million. Ground for the hospital was broken in August.
The new facility will have more than 200 beds for intensive care unit (ICU) patients, neonatal ICU patients, acute care patients, and new and expectant mothers
All patient rooms will be private, equipped with furniture that will comfortably accommodate short or long stays by patients and their families
Patient rooms in the ICU will double in size
Square footage in other patient rooms will grow by 80%
Each patient floor will have light-filled play spaces, respite areas, and shared spaces designed to promote a supportive community of care
Families staying for extended periods will have access to kitchens, laundry facilities, showers, and other comforts and conveniences
The cafeteria, with an outside terrace overlooking the Ashley River, will occupy a centrally located floor in the patient tower so families can remain close to their children’s rooms during meals
Each patient floor will have a conference room where medical teams can consult and collaborate with families in developing their patient’s care plan
Expanded wireless capacity will ensure families remain connected to outside sources of health information as well as doctors and nurses on their child’s team