UK HealthCare Opens New Kentucky Childrens Hospital Lobby And NICU In Chandler Hospital

Apr 16, 2018

Families with patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Kentucky Children’s Hospital are making use of a new welcoming center.  KCH unveiled the new Makenna Foundation Welcome Center at a press event earlier today.  It replaces the previous space which was established thirty years ago.

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The new center includes patient and visitor registration, a gift shop, a digital interactive wall, and a large-scale art installation called "Exuberance," which is comprised of marble-filled kites suspended from the ceiling.

The new NICU has 68 patient rooms, including two twin rooms, for a total of 70 beds. Each room has a daybed so parents can stay with their babies as much as possible.