For those of you have been following our progress for the past 11 months, this week it gets very real. You are invited to come see the new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in a special Community Day on December 4.
Follow that link for all you need to know and to schedule your visit. Please call our special telephone line: 616.776.9626 so you can reserve your tour. We want to make sure everyone has an exceptional experience during their visit.
You can also forward the Community Day preview link to your friends on Facebook or other social media such as Twitter and LinkedIn.
Today we began orientation sessions and tours for the staff who will be volunteering during opening events. There has been an amazing outpouring of staff from throughout Spectrum Health who have signed up to assist.
I was leading a tour this morning and asked my group of 15 how many were going to be working in the new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Only a few people people raised their hands. The rest were Spectrum Health colleagues from throughout the system.
I felt gratified that so many people share our excitement about what this new children's hospital will mean for kids and families that they are volunteering during their work time to help "show off" our new building.
Community Day will be your best opportunity to go "behind the scenes" and experience parts of the building you will never see unless you are a patient or the parent of one. It really is an amazing asset and resource for our community and our state. I can't wait to share it with you.