It’s official! Our new west tower opened to the public this morning. Over the weekend, we held several events, including one for our staff and their families to tour. It was really exciting to see their reactions to the new spaces where they soon will be working. It also was a really nice opportunity for their families to see where they work. We offered tours of the new hospital rooms, were serenaded by Children’s own chorus and had face painting and other activities for kids. The words, “awesome,” and “wow,” were used repeatedly! The acknowledgement of the attention to detail that was put into the design confirmed our commitment to listening to our staff and families.
On Sunday, we hosted an event for community leaders. They, too, had the opportunity to tour the rooms, and were witness to a ribbon cutting ceremony with several of our patient families. It was awesome to see cars pulling into our circle drive for the first time and people coming in the revolving front doors. The event was well-attended, and a nice way to thank business leaders and donors for their support.
We’ve had some really great media coverage over the past week, which has showcased our new space and some of our staff members. Here are some links to stories online:
Today’s TMJ4 Sunday night Special Assignment:
The new Children’s Hospital
89.7 WUWM Lake Effect
West Tower Story
And, if you are up early, tomorrow morning, Fox Six Wake-up News will be broadcasting live from our lobby between 7 a.m. And 9 a.m.
Our first patients will move into the west tower next week Monday. Stay tuned for more updates!
- Nancy Korom, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and chief nursing officer, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.