Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital recently completed a significant remodel of its third-floor general pediatrics unit to ensure quicker response to patient needs.
The $1 million project, which began early last year, includes upgrades to common family areas, a new nursing station and call system for each room, and portable blood pressure machines, according to a news release.
The renovation was funded by a pledge from Inland Northwest Ace Hardware Stores, which supports the children’s hospital through its affiliation with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. A majority of the remodel was paid for by customers rounding up their purchases at the cash register.
Ace Hardware partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 1991 and has raised more than $107 million for hospitals across the country to fund new equipment and critical treatments.
“It’s never easy for a child to be in the hospital,” Dawn Gregg, owner of two local Ace Hardware Stores, said in the statement. “This renovation will help sick and injured kids, and their families, receive the very best possible care. We’re fortunate to have a world-class children’s hospital in our community and are grateful that our customers so strongly supported this project.”
The 160-bed children’s hospital has more than 90 pediatric subspecialists, a neonatal care unit and pediatric emergency department. The hospital’s third-floor general pediatrics unit opened in 2003.
Providence Sacred Heart, founded in 1886, is a 719-bed facility with more than 4,000 employees.
Providence Health & Services is the largest health care provider in the state, with more than 35 hospitals and 20,000 employees.
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