The Denver Post, July 15, 2010

Hundreds of newborns in need of emergency surgery to save their lives are flown to Children's Hospital each year or rushed across campus from University of Colorado Hospital just moments after birth. But by early next year, women carrying babies known to have heart defects or other severe abnormalities will be able to give birth at Children's — inches away from a team of physicians and specialists ready to whisk an infant into surgery. Denver Children's will join only a handful of pediatric hospitals — in Boston, Houston, Cincinnati and Philadelphia — that have maternity wards when it completes a renovation in early 2011. The hospital's $228 million expansion, expected to open by the end of 2012, will devote an entire floor to the new maternal- fetal advanced-care program, a collaboration among Children's, University Hospital and the CU medical school.



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