November 14, 2011

Johns Hopkins Hospital contractors turn over keys to new facility

The Johns Hopkins Hospital becomes the official owner today of the new 1.6 million-square-foot facility that will house the Sheikh Zayed Tower and Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center. At 12:30 p.m., construction company officials will hand over a ceremonial key to Edward D. Miller, dean of the School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. The new buildings will open to patients on April 29, 2012.

The transfer of the keys will take place during a 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. employee event where staff will receive information about the new buildings and see virtual tours, photos and videos.

The event marks a major milestone toward the opening of the facility, which will have 560 all-private patient rooms, 33 operating rooms, state-of-the-art imaging equipment and emergency departments for adults and children, among other features. It also will house the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute.