New Southern Wing
|The new 7-floor Southern Wing will be outfitted with state-of-the-art technologies and the most advanced equipment available today.|
Decades of medical excellence and first-rate professionalism have fuelled the broad popularity for which Schneider Children’s is recognized today. Alongside this significant achievement, the medical center faces the downside of its success: daily and unrelenting pressure to respond to the huge and ever-increasing demand for its services. The volume of patients has long surpassed even the most optimistic of projections. This has led to undesirable, lengthy waiting lists, and escalating, perennial overload in every department and clinic.
Issues such as quality of care, risk management and hospitalization conditions have become of enormous and ongoing concern. The addition of a new hospital extension is no longer a dream, but a crucial and pressing reality so that facilities can be expanded and upgraded on all fronts and to adequately respond to the needs of all children.
The new 7-floor Southern Wing will comprise 36,500 sq m of which 3,000 sq m will be assigned to service-oriented objectives such as an auditorium, and will be outfitted with state-of-the-art technologies and the most advanced equipment available today.
The modern infrastructure will incorporate two major construction approaches: Green standards (sustainable building) features will be employed such as efficient deployment of energy, water and other resources, with reduced waste and pollution. Adjustments will also be made to conform to regulations issued by the Home Front Command with regards to security and the possibility of non-conventional warfare.
The new Wing will be built alongside the existing building and aim to advance Schneider Children’s as well as encompass projected needs for the coming decades. The extension will add a further 70 hospitalization beds, and include:
The two buildings will be connected via bridges between floors and basement floors.
Estimated costs for the construction of the new hospital extension at Schneider Children’s are $120 million.
The Southern Wing adjacent to Schneider Children's will bear the name of the donor/s.
Appropriate signage, in keeping with the standards of Schneider Children's, will be erected.
A dedication ceremony will be held with the participation of the donor/s and senior Schneider Children's and Clalit Health Services personnel.