The California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA) has awarded Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) $135 million in grant funding through the Children’s Hospital Program of 2018 to fund six major projects:
- Construction of a new pediatric medical office building, which will house 23 existing subspecialty clinics under one roof, with an increased number of exam rooms, allowing LLUCH to see approximately 15,000 additional pediatric patients annually.
- Expansion of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which will add nine single-bed NICU rooms at LLUCH and increase capacity to serve an additional 150 NICU patients annually.
- Relocation and expansion of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Infusion Center, which will increase the number of pediatric infusion chairs, exam rooms and infusion beds, and will allow LLUCH to go from completing 9,000 infusions annually to 11,700.
- Renovation of the pediatric operating rooms that are over 30 years old. The new equipment and renovation materials to be used will decrease cleaning time between surgeries and will allow LLUCH to serve approximately 250 more pediatric patients annually.
- Addition of a new 48-bed pediatric psychiatric inpatient Unit, which will provide intensive care treatment in a safe and controlled environment and expects to have 2,615 admissions annually.
- Reimbursement of eligible pediatric equipment including, but not limited to, a surgical robot used for pediatric minimally invasive surgeries, allowing the performance of surgeries with greater accuracy and precision.