Patients have been moved into the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham, Ala., a $400 million, 12-story expansion of Children's Hospital of Alabama.
The 760,000-square-foot facility is licensed for 332 beds along with 48 neonatal intensive-care-unit bassinets. To accommodate families, each patient floor will have a kitchen and laundry room, according to a news release.
The building, designed by HKS in partnership with Giattina Aycock Studio, is named in honor of Benjamin Russell, the founder of Russell Manufacturing Co. His grandson, Ben, is a hospital trustee and donated $25 million to Children's. The building features a rooftop garden, and condensation collected from its air-conditioning system will be used for irrigation and to cool equipment, according to the release.