A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the grand opening of the new Milton Spahn Therapy Village at the Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York. The ceremony also marked completion of a new simulation lab and parent training center.
The newly renovated and expanded 5,000-square-foot center for physical and occupational therapy incorporates the latest advances in rehabilitation medicine and technologies to promote recovery for more than 170 children and 50 therapists.
The new simulation lab comprises high-tech spaces that replicate bedside and home environments where parents learn how to care for their medically fragile child in a supportive, controlled environment, in preparation of their discharge home.
The expansion of these two new spaces was part of a $27-million capital project that began in the fall of 2020. Other facets of Phase 4 construction include an expanded and modernized pharmacy, administrative office suite, assistive technology workshop, and the addition of eight new beds to the traumatic brain injury unit.
The project partners include E4H Environments for Health Architecture, and Lendlease, who designed every space of the master facility plan and oversaw all construction, respectively.
Source: Blythedale Children’s Hospital