Children’s PACU gets fresh, colorful refurbishment: In photos

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.

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