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The monumental project was initiated more than a decade ago when civic leaders and hospital administrators identified the need for the new hospital building. With the growth of Los Angeles and patients traveling from throughout the world to seek care from the expert physicians at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, demand for services exceeded the current hospital capacity. The new hospital allows for increased access, expanded patient care services and the ability to recruit new physicians in key specialties.

The new building is named the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion in honor of the local philanthropists who provided the transformational $50 million gift to the project. The Anderson Pavilion is a beautiful, modern structure that is seven stories tall and 460,000 square feet in size. The renowned firm of Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects designed the award-winning building, which was recently recognized with a Community Impact Award from the Los Angeles Business Council.

Nearly all of the new rooms are private and offer a friendly environment for patients and families. Interior building walls and patient rooms are painted in bright colors and feature murals, beautiful flooring and internet access in every room - as well as built-in daybeds for parents. Outside the new building there is a playground that is accessible to kids of all abilities.

In addition to beautiful and thoughtful design, the hospital is equipped with the latest in state-of-the-art medical technology, including pneumatic tube systems, real-time patient monitoring, and the GetWell Network, which allows patients in each room to order food, watch movies, surf the web, follow their treatment and more via a touch screen from their bed. Additional ICU beds in the Anderson Pavilion make Children's Hospital Los Angeles one of the largest providers of pediatric intensive care services for children in California. The Emergency Department has 39 beds and four trauma beds, making it the largest emergency pediatric center in the western United States.

"This is a truly remarkable and joyous day for all of us," said Cordova. "As a community we have designed and constructed the perfect building which is truly a work of art and certainly a precious jewel for the City of Los Angeles."

Source Children's Hospital Los Angeles