Last week, Navicent Health officially opened its much-anticipated Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital. The 160,000-square-foot facility was designed and built specifically to serve children and is the only dedicated pediatric facility in central Georgia. Navicent projects more than 45,000 annual visits to the facility, which includes:
- The region’s only pediatric emergency center and imaging center
- 66 neonatal intensive care beds
- 23 general pediatric beds
- 21 pediatric critical care beds
- 4 pediatric operating rooms
- A range of outpatient services, such as infusions for children with sickle cell anemia and cancer
The philanthropic support of more than 5,000 donors made the $41-million facility possible. Along with benefits to children in Central and South Georgia, the hospital will attract new healthcare workers to Macon and Bibb County, and contribute to the continued transformation and economic development of the city’s downtown.
To learn more about the state’s children’s hospitals, check out “Treating Georgia’s Children” in our December 2018 issue.
Photo of the new Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital provided by Navicent Health.