After years of providing high-quality care to families across Mahoning Valley, one thing has become clear: Akron Children’s Hospital is dedicated to the Valley.
That’s why we’re proud to announce that on Oct. 7 we will officially break ground for an $18.6 million construction project to expand our Beeghly campus by more than 51,000 square feet. This project represents the first of a 4-phase project that will span the next several years.
“I remember breaking the news about our plans for the Beeghly campus, confident that we were building on a firm foundation of quality pediatric care,” said Bill Considine, president and CEO of Akron Children’s. “When we opened the doors to Mahoning Valley’s only pediatric hospital, we fulfilled our promise to bring high-quality care closer to home, and now we are building on that promise.”
The expansion will be divided into 4 phases, the first of which is set to begin in October and end in April 2017. It will include construction of a new building and renovation of portions of the current “A” building, and will create a new entrance for the Beeghly campus that will improve how families access the services on the campus.
Overall, it will add 49 exam rooms, including subspecialty and primary care.
“We are excited to break ground and begin expanding our offerings for patients,” said Sharon Hrina, vice president of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. “The goals of this expansion are to improve access for families, increase our primary care/ACHP capacity, relocate specialty services from the Boardman Medical Pavilion to the Beeghly campus, build our capacity for growth, and consolidate our clinics. We have been in this community for a very long time and we are happy to invest and show that Akron Children’s will be here for many years to come.”
Staying true to the roots of the Mahoning Valley area, the interior of the expansion will feature design elements that show our commitment to the community. Local heritage will be incorporated into the design.
“Akron Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing the best pediatric medical care for children in the Mahoning Valley,” Considine said. “We are investing in our facilities and expanding our services to provide quality care that is close to home and contributes to a healthy, happy future for the children of this community.”