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Special Asthma & Respiratory Rooms, 40% More Bed Space At New Children's Hospital Building

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Children's Hospital L.A. is unpacking boxes at the new Marion & John E. Anderson Pavilion after implementing with "military precision" the move of more than 200 critically-ill patients to the " new, massive hospital complex," according to ABC Local.

The Marion & John E. Anderson Pavilion offers nearly 40 percent more bed space, a larger state-of the-art trauma unit and specialized rooms dedicated solely to asthma and respiratory care. The patients were being rolled through two main paths on the first and second floors leading to the new building. The operation was planned with military precision, with four teams assigned to transport all of the young patients to their new digs. The whole move was expected to take approximately eight hours.

The first patient to pioneer into the new land was a 10-year-old boy with a rare, immune deficiency. In the Neo Intensive Care Unit all of the babies made the move including a 21-day-old who had undergone heart surgery 10 days earlier.
This isn't the first move for Children's Hospital L.A. The hospital moved down a block on Sunset in 1967. Dr. Carl Grushkin, who has been with the hospital for 44 years, characterized Sunday's move as much less chaotic, with no unexpected turns.