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Lutheran Children’s Hospital to Announce Construction of a 7,100-Square-Foot ER

Tomorrow’s official project introduction coincides
with ceremonial start of site demolition

What: Representatives of Lutheran Children’s Hospital, Lutheran Hospital and affiliated board members will gather tomorrow to celebrate the ceremonial start of construction on a 7,100-square-foot pediatric emergency department. The LCH ER will be located in an area adjacent to the hospital’s main emergency department.

When: 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 9

Where: Lutheran Hospital, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Why: Since 1999, Lutheran Children’s Hospital has provided a unique healthcare experience for thousands of families regionwide who seek specialized pediatric care delivered in an environment filled with imagination and color. Building upon Lutheran’s longstanding belief that children are special people, not just small adults, hospital officials and members of the medical staff have committed to building a second emergency department devoted exclusively to the needs of pediatric patients. 

How: After brief remarks from Lutheran Hospital CEO Brian Bauer and soon-to-be Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Services Susan Frayer, MD, VIPs including members of the Lutheran Children’s Hospital steering committee will don safety goggles and hardhats to take a few hammer swings to an old nursing station. The gathering will signal the ceremonial start of construction on the Lutheran Children’s Hospital ER.

• Additional information, project renderings, a floor plan and interview opportunities with LCH representatives will be available at the event. Members of the media are asked to gather outside of the main emergency department’s walk-up entrance where they will be greeted by a member of the community relations department and escorted to the ceremony.

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