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Children's Progress: Winter 2017

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Beeghly campus expansion is becoming a reality

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Driving past the Beeghly campus in Boardman, it’s clear to see that the new building is coming to life. 

The first phase of this expansion will increase the size of the existing Building A on the Beeghly campus by more than 51,000 square feet. 

“The building’s shell was closed up in November, and we then began to work on the interior finish,” said Lisa Taafe, clinical administrative director, Mahoning Valley. 

As part of this $18.6 million project, 47 exam rooms will be added for pediatric specialty and primary care services. Additionally, sports rehabilitation will now be offered in the building. 

Relocating specialty services from the Boardman Medical Pavilion to Beeghly expands treatment offerings for patient families, along with improving their access to primary care. 

This improvement in primary care access includes a brand new parking lot that will be built along Market Street. There also will be an additional 171 new spots for patient use. Grading for the new parking lot and ambulance drive finished in December. 

The expansion also provides the hospital a unique opportunity to celebrate our connection to the Mahoning Valley. Plans are in place to highlight the area’s unique natural beauty in various elements of the interior design, including signage, photographs – and even the color scheme. 

The Beeghly campus expansion, which broke ground in December 2015, is part of Akron Children’s continued commitment to bring quality care closer to home for our patient families. From the hospital’s early days in 2008, when it became the Mahoning Valley’s only children’s hospital, until today, we’re continuing to build on that promise. 

The project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2017. 

Follow our construction camera for the latest details and to keep an eye on our progress at inside.akronchildrens.org.