Johns Hopkins Contractors Turn Over the Keys to New Patient Care Facility
WHEN: Monday, November, 14, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
720 Rutland Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
WHAT: The Johns Hopkins Hospital becomes the official owner of the new 1.6 million-square- foot facility that will house the Sheikh Zayed Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center. At 12:30 p.m., construction company officials will hand over a ceremonial key to Edward D. Miller, dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. The new buildings will open to patients on April 29, 2012.
The ceremonial handing over of the keys will take place during an employee event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. where hospital staff will receive information about the new buildings, see virtual tours, photos and videos, and be able to enjoy food and prizes. (The facility will not be open for visitors or media tours until this winter. A media tour date is scheduled for January 26).
The transfer of the keys marks a major milestone toward the opening of the facility, which will have 560 all-private patient rooms, 33 expansive new operating rooms, a full array of state-of-the-art imaging equipment and new emergency departments for adults and children, among other features. The facility also will house the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.
Every aspect of the new patient care buildings is planned to deliver patient-centered care in a cheerful, healing environment surrounded by carefully selected artwork and amenities ranging from expanded food choices, a resource library for patients and their families, areas for quiet reflection and a two-story indoor play area for pediatric patients. The patient care areas will provide a quiet, restful atmosphere. The entrance to the new facility will be at 1800 Orleans St.
Kim Hoppe, email@example.com, 410-502-9430
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