Brightly colored ribbons, each representing the dream of a Houston-area child, decorated a tree raised to the top of the Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus building last week celebrating the hospital’s “topping out.” The hospital collected more than 300 dreams that area children wished for themselves, their family or friends.
“Building our first community hospital has been a dream come true for Texas Children’s Hospital,” said President and CEO Mark A. Wallace. “We thought the best way to celebrate our dream was to celebrate the dreams of children in our community.”
The Dream Tree was displayed on the roof of the West Campus structure and will be planted in a special location within the natural setting surrounding the hospital. Consistent with evidence-based principles, the new Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus incorporates interior and exterior design elements that promote healing such as natural light, views of water and nature, and park-like settings. When completed in late 2010, the West Campus will provide outpatient and inpatient services and offer the only dedicated pediatric emergency center in greater West Houston.
Texas Children’s Hospital West will offer quality pediatric care just minutes from the Energy Corridor.