Today Mike Bloomberg will join the dedication ceremony for the new Johns Hopkins Hospital building that – through his $120 million gift and vision – combines art and architecture to create a unique healing environment and elevates the standard of care.
The new facility includes the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, which is named in honor of the late mother of Bloomberg and Marjorie Tiven, his sister. The Children’s Center includes 205 rooms and 10 surgical suites designed exclusively for pediatric patients. All rooms are private, including a 45-bed neonatal intensive care unit and a 40-bed pediatric intensive care unit.
Of particular note is the unique façade, a wall of glass and steel commissioned by Bloomberg and created by Brooklyn artist Spencer Finch.
About the new building, Bloomberg, said the following:
"Through these exceptional artists and architects we have created a unique space that incorporates art and design thoughtfully and with attention to detail. The center has a calming presence and creates a healing environment for all the families that pass through these doors and the expert medical professionals who work here. Hopkins has been leading the world in medicine for a century. Today, these new facilities will bring research, teaching and clinical care more closely together and will be an important step forward in defining a new standard of care.”
“We are fortunate that generous visionaries from across many communities shared and helped us achieve our vision for a new environment of care for the 21st century,” said Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.
Bloomberg is a 1964 engineering graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the largest donor in the 136-year history of Johns Hopkins institutions. Hopkins stated today for the first time that his total contributions are more than $800 million to date.
Click here to read the Johns Hopkins press release on the dedication ceremony.
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Click here for a video overview of the new facility.
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