New Era of Care for Critically Ill Kids

A New Era of Care for Critically Ill Kids

When we began planning for our new Critical Care Building (CCB), which houses our new Emergency Department, intensive care units and bone marrow transplantation programs, we brought together a team of architects and care providers to ensure that we could provide the most innovative care. 

Yet we know that great care is more than just great medicine. That’s why we included our patients and their families on the planning team. We listened to their stories and their needs so we could also offer the best experience. 

Their thoughtful input helped us design spaces to make the hospital a comfortable home away from home—so they could focus on healing.

The CCB is the largest private building project in Cincinnati's history. This remarkable investment in kids will impact families—here in our community and beyond—for generations to come.

Images inside the Critical Care building.

Innovative design guided by patient and family advisory focus groups, employees, community members and workforce partners

We’ve thought of everything to care for the whole family—respite spaces, child life rooms, exercise facilities and more. 

New room from Critical Care building.

We know that when a family takes care of themselves, they can take better care of their child. Our new Critical Care Building provides comfortable spaces. 

Garden images of new Critical Care building.

4 gardens for patients, families and staff

Families told us they needed a quiet place to reflect, access to the outdoors and natural light. 

Critical care building ER image.

Emergency Department triples in size to 90,000 square feet, including a rooftop heliport 

Our Emergency Department is among the busiest in the country, with more than 120,000 visits each year. 

Room inside the critical care building.

249 state-of-the-art private rooms and ICU patient rooms are 50 percent bigger 

As a former patient in our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Anna knows best what families need while receiving care. Along with other patients, she helped us to prioritize privacy, sleeping accommodations for parents, family gathering space and the ability for families to personalize rooms.

The Fountain of Life mural.

1,100 pieces of art created by professional artists, patients, families, staff and local students 

The Fountain of Life mural pays homage to the Tyler Davidson Fountain at Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati and represents comfort, collaboration, discovery and safety.

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