Since we first established the theme for Cook Children’s Medical Center with the Main Hospital building in 1989, the vision has remained consistent – make Cook a warm, welcoming building, more like a hotel than a hospital. Cook’s latest expansion includes the 270,000 SF North Tower wing, which adds 160 new patient beds. The first floor of the North Tower provides several amenities, including
- a family friendly, skylit food court with after-hours counter service;
- Chick-fil-a; Build- A-Bear;
- indoor and outdoor play areas;
- physician dining;
- a public school classroom;
- recording studio;
- teen room;
- and parent meeting rooms
Located on the 2nd and 3rd floors, the 77,000 SF NICU includes 106 all-private-bed family & patient care rooms. The rooms accommodate overnight stay for two adults, dedicated parent storage, a TV with headphones and access to the GetWell Network. Shared family care amenities in the unit also include shower, laundry, and kitchen facilities, a visitors’ lounge, and two family lounges with views of the light court and fanciful sculpture garden.
The 26-bed Neuroscience and 28-bed Hematology/Oncology units on the 4th and 5th floor are directly connected to their corresponding outpatient clinics and doctor’s offices in the Dodson Specialty Clinics building via 3-story Link over 7th Avenue. An all-weather indoor/outdoor Palliative Care balcony on the 5th floor affords views of the Main Hospital and campus gardens.