New 7-story children's hospital to be completed by August

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MESA - Construction is expected to be completed by August on a seven-story children's hospital that will help serve the growing youth population in Mesa.

Banner Children's Hospital opened within the confines of Banner Desert Medical Center in 2004. Plans are for the new building to begin offering services by November.

The children's hospital tower will add 464,000 square feet to Banner Desert Medical Center's 83-acre campus. It is part of a one-million-square-foot expansion at the site.

The design team at the hospital looked at studies on environment and children's healthcare to help create floors and rooms that will assist in the wellness of each patient.

The entrances on patients' rooms will look like the entrance to a home.