The Beeghly campus expansion project continues to take shape with project completion set for this summer.
The biggest portions of the construction are complete, as work now focuses on the building’s interior. Recently finished projects include installed windows; painted and dry walled walls; a completed main entrance; installed case work and pneumatic tube systems; and completed sidewalks. Additionally, flooring and ceiling grid installations have started, which leaves only a few more projects to be done.
“It’s really great to see the project coming together after all the hard work we have put in,” said Lisa Taafe, Clinical Administrative Director, Mahoning Valley. “Each day, we are making progress and knocking tasks off our to-do list. We are really just beginning the finishing touches.”
Those finishing touches include paving the new parking lot along Market Street and the three smaller sections along the north, west and south side of the new addition, installing lights, doors, stair railings and artwork, and delivering furniture and equipment. Each of these tasks is the end of the construction team’s and Akron Children’s long effort to ensure the new building is ready for opening in July.
The hospital broke ground on the expansion project in 2015. This will allow the specialty services at the Boardman Medical Pavilion to relocate to the expanded building, which will extend treatment offerings for patient families, and improve their access to primary care. The building will house 47 exam rooms within the new building, and a new sports rehabilitation center will be offered for patients. The new building will add 51,000 feet to the campus, making Akron Children’s footprint in Mahoning Valley more deeply rooted.
Patients are scheduled to be seen in the new building July 11.
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