The Opening of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street
The excitement was palpable on June 6, when more than 200 dedicated friends and supporters came together to celebrate the opening of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.
The event – hosted by NYU Langone Board Chair Kenneth G. Langone, Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone, and the Hassenfeld family – included a ribbon cutting, guided tours of state-of-the-art operating and patient rooms, and a celebratory reception.
Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, which boasts more than 160,000 square feet and is the first in New York to offer all single-bedded patient rooms, was designed with the unique needs and perspectives of children and families in mind. From the replica of Lady Liberty, made entirely of LEGO bricks, that will greet patients in the lobby, to the New York City-themed artwork interwoven throughout each floor, to a family-centered culture fostered by the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital will be a place of caring, hope, and healing for children and families.
“We’ve arrived at a tremendous milestone in the evolution of NYU Langone’s campus,” said Catherine S. Manno, MD, the Pat and John Rosenwald Professor of Pediatrics and chair of the Department of Pediatrics. “Today marks a wonderful moment to celebrate the power of our shared vision in deeply committing to the health and well-being of children and families.”