Imagining the children's hospital of the future

April 1, 2003

Planning is under way for a new children's hospital building at my institution, prompting predictions about the inpatient needs of infants, children, and young adults into the next few decades. One's natural instinct is to consider today's needs and the innovations that can be reasonably anticipated during the next five to 10 years, but this new hospital probably won't even be occupied until at least 2007.