Mission Children’s Hospital moves back home

From a press release:

After spending more than eight months caring for pediatric patients on the fifth floor of Mission Hospital, Mission Children’s Hospital has returned home to the newly renovated unit of the third floor.

This renovation provides many improvements to Mission Children’s Hospital including family-requested amenities, such as laundry facilities, lobby area and nourishment stations.  Other improvements include decentralized nursing and support care close to patient rooms, and upgraded playrooms.  Enhancements for safety, including a separate unit for pediatric oncology patients, have also been implemented.

“The main reason for this renovation is for the benefit of our patients.  We want them to always have the safest, highest quality care when they have to be here,” said Susan Mims, MD, MPH, Vice President Mission Health and Medical Director Mission Children’s Hospital. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and support during this renovation.”

This area has restricted access to ensure infant and child security. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) remains under construction.

About Mission Children’s Hospital

 Mission Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in western North Carolina. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, its services include pediatric and adolescent specialty care, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, and pediatric and adolescent psychiatric care. Mission Children’s Hospital has 130 beds, averages 3,000 patient admissions to its pediatric inpatient units, 4,500 outpatient pediatric surgeries and nearly 14,000 pediatric emergency department visits annually. Each year, approximately 700 ill and premature newborns receive life-saving care in its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Mission Children’s Hospital is a member of Mission Health, a Top 15 Health System. For more information, visit www.missionchildrens.org or@MissionChildren.


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