Dayton Children’s announces $140M plan

By WDTN.com –

Dayton, Ohio – Dayton Children’s Hospital is getting a $140 million facelift.

The Board of Trustees announced plans Wednesday for major renovations to its Valley Street campus.

“Our strategic roadmap, Destination 2020, calls for us to advance our role as a leader in children’s health. A thorough assessment of how we will achieve this vision has revealed that new spaces are needed to provide critical services well into the future,” says CEO and President Deborah A. Feldman.

The plan includes the construction of a 260,000 square foot, eight story patient tower.  It will provide for care of children battling cancer and critically-ill newborns.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2014 with a completion date in 2017.

“This is a great milestone on our path to a vibrant, world-class pediatric care facility that will help us achieve our goals of improving the health of all children and remaining an independent children’s hospital well into the future,” says Feldman.

The long range plan calls for the building of still more new spaces to replace facilities that are more than 35 years old.

Danis Building Construction Company will manage the project.

“Construction in an active hospital without disrupting patient service and care is some of the most complex and challenging work in our industry,” explained Danis. “Being named Construction Manager for the Dayton Children’s Hospital project is an honor. It speaks to our specialized skills, the excellence of our work, and the quality of Danis associates and partners.”

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