For the first time since it opened 20 years ago, the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia has been renovated and updated.
“It’s a night and day difference,” said Dr. Ellen Basile of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. “The goal was to make it more pediatric-friendly and to update the space.”
Basile described the space’s previous look as similar to that of a nursing home.
“It is so colorful and vibrant in there now,” she said, adding that some pediatric artwork was donated by a local artist, Doug Larson.
The changes include new paint, with more pediatric-friendly colors; newly outfitted nurses’ stations and nurses’ seating; and replacement of the old hospital drapes with more colorful ones. They were made thanks to a large donation from the Children’s Miracle Network.
Take a look at the changes for yourself in the slideshow below, and donate to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia during Month of Miracles, happening all October.