Children's Hospital: New Beginnings and a Look at the Past
The new Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville is a $625 million new facility that promises comfort, technical advancements, boosts one of the largest family resource centers of any pediatric hospital in the world, and most of all is kid-friendly. OnQ’s Michael Bartley takes us inside for a look inside the new facility while OnQ’s Tonia Caruso takes us for one last nogalstic look down the hallways of Children’s Hospital’s Oakland campus which has served millions of area families over the years.
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