Patients move into new tower at Dayton Children's Hospital

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DAYTON (WKEF/WRGT) -- Sunday, July 16, the new patient care tower officially opened its doors and welcomed its very first patients.

Four units were transferred into the tower today; the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), transitional care unit (TCU) and the hematology/oncology unit.

The new, eight story tower is more than 260 square feet. It features state of the art technology, 20 private family rooms, a center for cancer and blood disorder and 15 new pediatric intensive care rooms.

"We are able to provide all private rooms now, so many of our children have parents, one or two that spend the night that spend the night with them at the hospital" said Deborah Feldman, President and CEO of Dayton Children's Hospital.

The project has been three years in the making and cost $168 million to build.

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