2017-05-18 / Healthy Living

Moving day

PHOTOS BY VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY


The first patient coming through on the first floor. The first patient coming through on the first floor. Moving critically ill children from one hospital to another requires great precision. So the staff at the new Golisano Children’s Hospital had practice runs before all the patients and staff were moved on May 10. Beds, isolettes and wheelchairs were rolled from the former pediatric space in HealthPark Medical Center next door, transporting patients to the new hospital. The 300,000-square-foot, 128-bed hospital is the only acute care children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami. More than 500 specially trained pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and other support staff provides care for children as young as premature infants to adolescents. ¦





Lee Health CEO Jim Nathan. Lee Health CEO Jim Nathan.

Dr. Emad Salman, the regional medical officer. Dr. Emad Salman, the regional medical officer.

Large murals depicting Sanibel Island scenes were refurbished and moved from HealthPark Intensive Care on the third floor. Large murals depicting Sanibel Island scenes were refurbished and moved from HealthPark Intensive Care on the third floor.

The Ambassador Desk on the fifth floor: Behind the desk from left: Ginger DeMarchi, Jen Fox and John Butcher. Around the desk from left: Linda Brown-Lenz, Karen Mueller, Julie Kirkpatrick and Judy Farley. The Ambassador Desk on the fifth floor: Behind the desk from left: Ginger DeMarchi, Jen Fox and John Butcher. Around the desk from left: Linda Brown-Lenz, Karen Mueller, Julie Kirkpatrick and Judy Farley.

Former Board member Linda Brown Lenz is now a volunteer. Former Board member Linda Brown Lenz is now a volunteer.

Food service workers Alex Camacho and David Paulk (wearing a Captain America mask). Food service workers Alex Camacho and David Paulk (wearing a Captain America mask).

Preemies being moved into the Neonatal Intensive Care on the third floor. Preemies being moved into the Neonatal Intensive Care on the third floor.

Moving Day activities are monitored in the command center. Moving Day activities are monitored in the command center.

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