Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the size of the new hospital?
A. 14 floors
Q. Does the new hospital have its own emergency department?
A. Yes. It has a 21-bed emergency department with an entrance off Bostwick Avenue and includes a resuscitation room to support a Level 1 trauma program.
Q. Where is the new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital be located?
A. Corner of Bostwick Avenue and Michigan Street in downtown Grand Rapids.
Q. How many children does Helen DeVos Children's Hospital serve?
A. More than 1 million children throughout Michigan.
Q. When was the new hospital be completed?
A. The first patients were moved into the hospital on January 11, 2011.
Q. Is the new building "green?"
A. Yes, it is designed for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification addresses all building types and emphasizes state-of-the-art strategies in five areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection, and indoor environmental quality.