Dayton Children’s Hospital announced this morning that it’s working on a plan to be the new home of Shriners Hospitals For Children - Cincinnati, which treats pediatric burn cases.
This follows a series of recent projects and announcements by Dayton Children’s, which has been rapidly growing.
Here are some recent changes by the pediatric hospital.
1. Bone marrow transplants
In January, the hospital announced it was starting a bone marrow transplant program, working with Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Hospital officials said at the time that this was a first for children in Dayton, who have previously been referred out for stem cell bone marrow transplants.
2. Mental health
Dayton Children’s is expanding its mental health services and plans to open its first inpatient mental health unit in July. The hospital also recently opened a behavioral health crisis center for evaluating children with a mental health crisis.
3. Child Health Pavilion
The hospital is building a new center by its main campus to be called the Child Health Pavilion. It is scheduled for a May 20 opening event. The building at the corner of Valley and Stanley will house the Center for Community Health and Advocacy as well as a few other services.