Arkansas Children’s Hospital South Wing
Little Rock, AR
The nearly 260,000 SF South Wing opened much-needed space for providing the highest standard of pediatric care possible. The new Emergency Department includes telemedicine technology and four trauma rooms, as well as a dedicated orthopedics suite and a decontamination unit. In addition, the South Wing creates new space for the NICU and CVICU to accommodate the growing demand for their services. An entirely new Hematology/Oncology unit opened in the South Wing for the state’s pediatric cancer and blood disorder patients, as well as a new inpatient unit dedicated for care of infants through three-year-olds.
The four-story addition connects to the existing hospital and offers a nearly 30,000-SF emergency department, an outpatient clinic for patients with cancer and blood diseases, and an expanded neonatal intensive care unit.
The 260,000 SF project provides 100 new patient beds, allowing the hospital to retire many beds that date back more than 40 years. The new South Wing also includes 56 new exam rooms, as well as 19 new procedural or diagnostic rooms. A roof garden complete with benches, local foliage, and play areas is open to patients, families, and employees.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States serving children from birth to age 21. The private, nonprofit healthcare facility boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking medical research – all dedicated to fulfilling their mission of enhancing, sustaining, and restoring children’s health and development.