The New Lurie Children’s Hospital is Designed For Kids By Kids [pics]

| May 6, 2012 | 9 Comments

Ellen Gordon, Former Member of the Kids Advisory Board

On June 9th the new $855 million dollar Children’s Memorial Hospital now called Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago will officially open at  225 East Chicago Avenue  just right beside the new Prentice Women’s Hospital. Besides the new state-of-the-art facility and newest technology,  kid patients played a major role in designing the Lurie Children’s.

From interactive elevator art to the Chicago Fire Truck play area, Lincoln Park Zoo, Shedd Aquarium, and Museum of Contemporary Arts are just amongst the many local organizations that supported and played a big role in the design of the new hospital. The result is a welcoming space filled with the warmth of fun and play. An environment just perfect for kids.

Here are some important key dates leading to the big move on June 9th.

  • Saturday, May 12: Move for the Kids 5K Run/Walk presented by Navistar. Event begins at Children’s Memorial in Lincoln Park at 8:00 AM and ends in Lake Shore Park on Chicago Avenue, across the street from Lurie Children’s.  Entertainment and guided tours of Lurie Children’s will be available. www.childrensmemorial.org/moveforthekids
  • Monday, June 4: Ribbon cutting.  Event will take place in front of hospital on Chicago Avenue at 10:00 AM.
  • Saturday, June 9: Move day.  Up to 200 patients will be transported via ambulance from Children’s Memorial to Lurie Children’s. Fullerton Avenue will be closed from Lincoln/Halsted to Lake Shore Drive.

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  1. The New Lurie Children’s Hospital is Designed For Kids By Kids [pics] http://t.co/vn2NMnSj @luriechildrens

  2. The New Lurie Children’s Hospital is Designed For Kids By Kids [pics] http://t.co/1PU2WzUi

  3. The future is looking bright for all the kids that enter through the doors of @ChildrensMemHos!! #cannotwait http://t.co/yGWbwy6e

  4. An amazing place to work for! The New Lurie Children’s Hospital is Designed For Kids By Kids [pics] http://t.co/7RC9FWKZ via @chicagonista

  5. Sarah Parisi says:

    So beautiful! I’m so glad that so much thought and effort was put into making it as nice a place for kids to be as they can.

  6. Official opening tomorrow! – The New Lurie Children’s Hospital is Designed For Kids By Kids [pics] http://t.co/vn2JeNRp via @chicagonista

  7. Official opening today! You’d have to check out the pictures inside. Amazing space! http://t.co/hzoTD6eu

  8. great photos! sounds like such a neat place!

    xo,
    candy @ Mommypalooza

  9. Hi,

    We just started a new franchise and would love to work with the kids at the new hospital, but I can’t seem to find a program coordinator, let alone a phone number to call for this. Do you have a name and number of someone I can talk with ?

    Thanks,

    Mr. Franco

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