Generations of caring: New tower expands mission


The lobby of the new Simon Family Tower at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health has a colorful motif. The structure adds 100 beds to the hospital facility and new comfort items such as private bathrooms and individual televisions for patients. SUBMITTED PHOTO

For the children admitted to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, their stay just became a little more comfortable.

Private bathrooms, mini-refrigerators and DVD players are included in every room. Nintendo Wii game systems are connected to a flat-screen televisions.

Even their parents will have their own TV to watch while their children watch movies or play video games.

Hospital leaders have opened parts of a new, 10-story inpatient facility called the Simon Family Tower to ensure more children receive the treatment they need. The new tower will provide space for families to stay in comfort, add 100 beds to the existing hospital and increase the capabilities of the staff.

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