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Healthcare Facilities: Tour of Boston Children's Hospital's Hale Building (In-Person)

Hale Building

Image: Shepley Bulfinch

  • COST

    Free for BSA members, $10 General admission. Learn more about membership options here.

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community




    Submitted for AIA continuing education credit.

As the leading pediatric institution in the country, Boston Children’s Hospital undertook the largest expansion in its history with its recently opened Hale Family Building. The 11-story tower strengthens Boston Children’s commitment to patients and families by enabling enhanced, more efficient care by integrated teams and provides a warm and healing environment that connects patients, families, and visitors to green and open space, and meditative environments offering tranquility and respite. One of the standout features of this new facility is the vast array of one-of-a-kind art works in many forms sprinkled throughout the building. The group will see many of the art pieces during the tour that provides interest, education, engagement, and a diversion for patients and families.

Features of the Hale Family Building:

• state-of-the-art NICU at Mayo Family Newborn Medicine Center with 30 beds that replace open bays with private rooms, including a space for a family member to sleep at the bedside

• comprehensive and integrated Benderson Family Heart Center on five floors with 96 private inpatient rooms, a cardiac clinic with 21 exam rooms and nine pre-op exam rooms, and all cardiac diagnostic and treatments on one floor

• 150 single inpatient rooms that provide privacy, quality, safety, and comfort for patients and families

• more green and open space offering peace, tranquility, and respite both indoors and outdoors

• comprehensive art program with more than 700 individual pieces of artwork

• info-sharing hubs to streamline clinical collaboration by spurring discussions, reviewing observations, and fostering innovation

• expanded high-tech environments that improve integration within the surgical floors, such as an enhanced interventional radiology suite and hybrid operating rooms; 15 high-tech operating rooms that enable innovative technologies to support surgeons as they tackle the most complex cases and solve tomorrow’s challenges

• state-of-the-art clinical lab featuring an open-floor concept and the first automation line of its size for a pediatric hospital

• larger and more efficient space for pharmacy, central processing, and pathology

Come join the BSA Healthcare Facility group tour the new spaces, hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital leaders, SueEllen Donahoe, Stephanie Altavilla, and Rachel Marrano who led the planning, design, and construction of this state-of-the-art new tower.

Limit of 30 guests will be allowed to visit. Please RSVP to reserve a spot. If you do not receive a confirmation email, the tour is at capacity.