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Expansion Makes Rady The Largest Children’s Hospital In California

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San Diego's Rady Children's Hospital opens a new $260-million acute care pavilion today. The expansion more than doubles its size, and makes Rady the largest children's hospital in California.

— San Diego's Rady Children's Hospital opens a new $260-million acute care pavilion today. The expansion more than doubles its size, and makes Rady the largest children's hospital in California.

The new building features 16 operating rooms, a neonatal intensive care unit, and a cancer care center with 38 private rooms.

The cancer center has a special air filtration system to create an extraordinarily clean environment.

Tim Jacoby is Rady's vice president of facilities. He said the new pavilion has a lot of touches that should help children feel better.

"Having the right colors, having the right images, having the right sound quality, having places where you can relax, are all extremely important," said Jacoby.

Each year, Rady performs more than 20,000 surgeries and cares for some 140,000 children. Jacoby says the expansion will minimize the chance that kids will be turned away.

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