Square Footage: 230,000
Actual Cost: $84 Million
Completion Date: September 2018

The 230,000 SF addition to the Considine Professional Building at Akron Children’s Hospital will consolidate nearby outpatient clinics and programs while continuing to improve the patient and family experience. The seven-story addition will house 94,500 SF of clinical area that meet the demand for subspecialty and clinical growth. The addition contains flexible areas allowing for increased patient volumes and future health care trends. One of the biggest operational changes is a new entrance-based check-in and registration area designed for patient convenience and staffing efficiencies. Family-friendly features include a new café, lactation rooms, and improved wayfinding. The design creates flexible staff areas with moveable partitions and systems furniture, maximizing access to natural daylight. Accommodation for a future expansion is also incorporated in the addition.