Tag: Golisano Children’s Hospital
Miracle Kids, grateful families, University leadership, and significant building donors including hospital namesake B. Thomas Golisano celebrated the dedication of Golisano Children’s Hospital on Wednesday. The new eight-story, $145 million hospital is the largest capital project in the University’s history. For the first time, the children’s hospital will feature all-private rooms and specialized technology, including the first integrated PET/MRI in a children’s hospital in the nation.
The largest capital project in the University of Rochester’s history will soon be open to the community. The new Golisano Children’s Hospital was dedicated Wednesday with media taking a first look at the eight-story, $145 million hospital with 245,000 square feet of new space.
Thirteen years after Paychex Inc. founder Thomas Golisano donated $14 million to fund a pediatric intensive care unit, the hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center that bears his name will reach a long-awaited milestone. A May 27 dedication will celebrate the new eight-story Golisano Children’s Hospital tower.
Without question, the new Golisano Children’s Hospital embodies the vision and generosity of Paychex Inc. founder Thomas Golisano. Without his gifts totaling $34 million it’s hard to imagine how the University of Rochester would have built the eight-story tower to be dedicated next week.
Richard “Rick” T. Aab, a University of Rochester trustee, has made a $3 million commitment to the Golisano Children’s Hospital Building Fund. The new Golisano Children’s Hospital will be dedicated on May 27 and will open on July 14. Funding came from more than 8,500 individuals and community groups.
University Trustee Rick Aab’s commitment to the Children’s Hospital Building Fund is an expression of his friendship with Tansukh Ganatra and the Ganatra family. Aab and Ganatra co-founded US LEC Corp., a telecommunications company based in Charlotte, N.C. In recognition of Aab’s generosity, the University will name the atrium in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital the Ganatra Family Atrium.
Even before construction is complete, that is evident almost when you step off the elevator onto one of the hospitals eight floors. Every floor is based on a theme from the wildflowers you would see in a grassy field to skyscrapers on the higher floors. The pictures and murals aren’t high on the walls at adult eye level, but in places where a three-year-old could see.
The most common chronic childhood illness, asthma affects an estimated 1 in 10 children and teenagers in the United States. Low-income and minority youth develop asthma even more often.
In the recently-released 2014-2015 rankings, the service ranked 44th among 183 eligible pediatric centers. This is the sixth year in a row the team has earned a place on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals listing.