BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — Akron Children’s Hospital has begun construction and renovations to the Special Care Nursery and Pediatric Inpatient Unit on its Boardman campus to better meet patient needs.
The project is expected to be completed in the fall.
“Our goal is to provide the best possible patient care, and single family rooms help us achieve that objective,” said Lisa Taafe, clinical administrative director for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. “Research has shown that the infection rate decreases in a single patient room environment, and that they allow families to participate more in the care of their children.”
Both units are located within Building D on the Beeghly campus. The SCN, which is currently located on the third floor, will move to the second floor in the building. It will feature 15 individual patient rooms, including three twin rooms and one isolation room, one is a new family overnight room. The inpatient unit will occupy 17 rooms on the third floor, along with six additional rooms being built in the former SCN space.