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Bigger & Better in every way

Rendering of the exterior of the Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

More beds

More than 200 beds for intensive care unit (ICU) patients, neonatal ICU patients, acute care patients, and new and expectant mothers

Private, spacious patient rooms

All patient rooms will be private, equipped with furniture that will comfortably accommodate short or long stays by patients and their families

Patient rooms in the ICU will double in size 

Square footage in other patient rooms will grow by 80% 

Designed for family support

Each patient floor will have light-filled play spaces, respite areas, and shared spaces designed to promote a supportive community of care

Families staying for extended periods will have access to kitchens, laundry facilities, showers, and other comforts and conveniences

The cafeteria, with an outside terrace overlooking the Ashley River, will occupy a centrally located floor in the patient tower so families can remain close to their children’s rooms during meals

Families as partners in care

Each patient floor will have a conference room where medical teams can consult and collaborate with families in developing their patient’s care plan

Expanded wireless capacity will ensure families remain connected to outside sources of health information as well as doctors and nurses on their child’s team

Expanded patient care units, amenities

An entire floor will be dedicated to the care of children with cancer. On the top floor of the tower, it will provide these patients and their families with beautiful views of the Ashley River

An entire floor will be dedicated to heart care, constituting the most comprehensive dedicated pediatric heart center in South Carolina

An entire floor will be designated for non-cardiac surgery, with operating rooms, procedure suites, and MRI scanners specifically designed for the care of children

The tower will house an expanded neonatal ICU consisting of large private rooms that can accommodate newborn twins

The Advanced Fetal Care Center will serve as a port of entry to a continuum of integrated, specialized care for children born with congenital birth defects

A dedicated “stork” elevator will transport mothers in labor from the hospital entrance directly to the fourth-floor maternity pavilion

A rooftop helipad will be connected by an express elevator to our Level 1 dedicated pediatric trauma center and nationally ranked pediatric ER

Seamless medical care

The hospital will seamlessly integrate children’s care and maternity services, enhancing safety and improving outcomes in high-risk pregnancies

Inpatient and outpatient care will be fully integrated on the cancer and heart floors, promoting seamless care, continuity of caregivers, and a strong community of care among families going through the same experiences