Project Timeline

Phase one 2016–2018

  • The front door and lobby for the new Children’s Hospital Kennedy Outpatient Center. Opened to the public in December 2018.

  • Approximately 90,000 sq. ft. of new construction for pediatric imaging, lab services, pharmacy, and pediatric specialty clinics such as cardiology, neurology, genetics, gastroenterology, orthopaedics and more.

  • A newly constructed building located on Third Street across from the main Erlanger facilities.

  • The front entrance features an authentic steam engine built in 1891, the same year Erlanger was founded, on permanent loan from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

  • Self check-in on friendly computer stations.

  • Original art used in every exam room and throughout the building.

  • Each floor is uniquely themed, with interactive discovery centers to engage children and distract them from their illnesses.

  • Discovery Centers include a Secret Garden, a child friendly Fire Truck Cab and a Tow Truck named Sally.

  • Clinical areas designed with kids and parents in mind to relieve anxiety.

  • All imaging technology and equipment is child-sized and safe for kids.

  • Now in the fundraising stages - a dedicated Pediatric MRI and Procedure Center


our next vision

  • The new Children’s Inpatient Tower is being planned. It will include the Children’s Inpatient rooms as well as the Children’s Intensive Care rooms.

  • All new, expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), connected to the Mother’s Unit.

  • The new Tower will provide labor and delivery.

  • The new Inpatient Tower is being planned to meet the needs of four adult service lines to accommodate the growing needs of Erlanger.

  • Supporters with a desire to help a specific adult service they are passionate about will now be able to donate to a meaningful adult medical area.