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The Very Best for Children: Children’s Opens New Hubbard Center for Children

Aug 25, 2021 09:44AM ● By Med Magazine

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center will celebrate the opening of its new, state-of-the-art Hubbard Center for Children on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. An intimate, masked and socially distanced grand opening event is planned, and media are invited to attend. The event also will be virtual, livestreamed for community members and team members to view at ChildrensOmaha.org/Hubbard. Patient families will be admitted and moved into the clinical facility starting Sunday, Aug. 29.

The nine-story Hubbard Center for Children nearly doubles Children’s physical capacity, creating space for expanded programs and enhanced services to improve pediatric health care and benefit countless children and families in Omaha and throughout the region. It will be home to Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Fetal Care Center, Cardiac Care Unit and Hematology/Oncology Unit. It offers enhanced surgical space, expanded Radiology and Emergency Departments and a new rooftop helipad. The project ends on time and on budget, costing $410 million.

“The Hubbard Center for Children offers our team the space, equipment and innovation they need to continue to be excellent and deliver the best outcomes and experiences for patients and families,” says Chanda Chacón, Children’s President & CEO. “With its opening, more children will have access to the care they need, closer to home, for generations to come. This is a historic milestone on our journey to fulfill our mission: to improve the life of every child.”  

“We are deeply grateful for the many generous donors who have helped us reach and surpass our $50 million capital campaign goal for the Hubbard Center for Children,” says Beth Greiner, executive director and chief development officer, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation. “Since Children’s founding in 1948, our community has recognized that children are our collective future; a strong children’s hospital makes for a stronger community. We appreciate our region’s support as we grow to better serve the children and families who are counting on us.”