LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Children’s Hospital selected two architectural firms to help develop its vision of a new campus in northwest Arkansas: FKP Architects and Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects.
The decision is the first step in a wide-ranging plan to develop a statewide network of care that will allow ACH to champion children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow.
According to Robert W. Steele, M.D., MBA, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for ACH, the hospital is “actively recruiting an administrative leader to oversee key leadership positions and the on-site construction of the new campus.” The hospital plans to break ground on the new facility in spring 2016.
The proposed 225,000-square-foot facility will include:
- 24 inpatient beds
- Emergency department/urgent care center with 21 exam rooms
- 30 clinic exam rooms
- Five operating rooms
- Imaging capabilities (MRI, CT and routine X-ray)
- Diagnostic services (infusion, PFT, EEG, echo, neurophysiology, audiology, rehabilitation)
- Helipad with refueling station