After more than a year of construction, a new expansion of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt formally opened in May 2012. The $30 million, 30,000-square-foot expansion created badly needed space for 33 additional acute care, surgical and neonatal intensive care beds. Since opening in 2004, patient occupancy at the Children’s Hospital has been consistently high. The new space positions the hospital with the necessary capacity to meet growing demand for the specialty and sub-specialty services offered by Vanderbilt physicians and staff.

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