The event raised over $15,000 for the new patient tower that’s currently under construction at the hospital site, and featured a silent auction. We look forward to hearing from the lucky person who went home with a treatment gift card from us!
The construction of the third patient tower is an exciting step for the city of Austin. The new tower will add 72 patient beds, raising the hospital’s total capacity to 248. It will also feature a comprehensive, long-term rehabilitation center—the first of its kind in Austin.
Providing long term care will alleviate the burden of families who have had to travel to Houston or San Antonio in the past, and will better serve the specific needs of children suffering from debilitating diseases and injuries. Children who need to relearn daily life skills will be able to stay for weeks or months of therapy, and will even be provided with a classroom and teacher to help them stay on top of their schooling.
Other advancements include:
- An expanded bone, joint and spine program
- A respiratory unit for children and adolescents with severe asthma, cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases
- More space for cardiology, orthopedics, neuroscience and other departments
- A family lounge equipped with a dedicated laundry area, kitchen and business center
- Expanded natural spaces and art exhibits
Construction is expected to finish in May of this year, and will result in 200 new jobs for our growing city.
Here at Zimmet Vein & Dermatology we’re so pleased that we were able to be a part of this fantastic fundraising event. We can’t wait to see the new tower when it’s finished and ready for use.
To learn more about Dell Children’s Medical Center and the services they provide for Austin’s children, visit the center’s website today.