Children’s hospitals have been called the “backbone” of pediatric care in the United States. They’re a relatively small percentage of the health care arena making up just about 5% of all hospitals in the country. However, they are part of an ongoing “boom”, as some call it, of hospital expansion and reconstruction projects throughout the US. And that’s happening in the Rochester region as well.
The new Golisano Children’s Hospital will open its doors in a matter of days. It serves more than 74,000 kids across the region each year. Need to Know guest, Dr. Nina Schor, Pediatrician-In-Chief at the hospital says there is “nothing like it anywhere else in upstate New York.” On this edition of Need to Know we ask: as the hospital expands, how has its vision, role and purpose expanded?