The historic move will take 10 to 18 hours and approximately 25 ambulances will be used.
Joining ABC7 Chicago Monday morning was Maureen Mahoney, RN, Chief of New Hospital Transition and Occupancy Planning who takes the lead on this crucial move.
ANN & ROBERT H. LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO
CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL EXECUTIVE AND NURSE ORCHESTRATING THE MOVE OF UP TO 200 CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN TO 'ANN & ROBERT H. LURIE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO
WHY: After 130 years in Lincoln Park, the hospital outgrew its current facility and in 2004 the Board of Directors directed the management team to begin planning for a new hospital. Lurie Children's is designed to increase patient safety, accommodate new technology and make care more efficient. The new location -- on the downtown campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - is essential in recruiting top pediatric specialists to care for the region's sickest children.
At 23-stories, it is the tallest children's hospital in the world. Being connected by a pedestrian bridge to Prentice Womens Hospital helps expedite care to critically ill newborns. Lurie Children's includes 288 private rooms, state-of-the-art intensive care units and operating rooms and expanded trauma care capabilities.