October 4, 2012, is the anniversary of the opening of McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White. On that day one year ago the first patient was wheeled into the new, dedicated pediatric hospital.
Dr. John L. Boyd III, CEO and chief medical officer, oversaw the build-out of the hospital, and remembers some of the emotions he was feeling when it finally came time to open the doors.
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The year for McLane Children’s exceeded expectations. The quick facts are:
- 2,764 patients
- 13,862 Emergency Department visits
- 3,164 surgeries
- 50,167 visitors
- 4,093 donors
- More than $38 million raised by philanthropy
Plans for the immediate future focus on construction of a five-story pediatric multispecialty clinic building adjacent to the hospital. When completed, the building will bring pediatric specialties, sub-specialties and services next door to the hospital, making the campus a convenient center of care for children and families of Central Texas.