KMD Celebrates El Paso Hospital Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The El Paso Children's Hospital combines services for women and children into one, 11-story building with two distinct entrances and circulation systems

On Saturday, February 11, KMD Architects celebrated the official ribbon cutting ceremony for $120 million El Paso Children’s Hospital. Hospital CEO Lawrence Duncan had the honors of cutting the ribbon with the help of several children. Tours of the hospital were given to the ceremony’s participants, highlighting the rich interior healing environments. Designed within a small footprint, the hospital features 72 private rooms, a 50-bed baby intensive-care unit with recliners for recovering moms, and family lounges that are fully equipped with mini kitchens, washers and dryers, for families to use. In the spirit of fun and playfulness, the interiors were designed with children in mind, allowing for lots of light to fill pastel-colored rooms and gleam on bright yellow and blue tiled floors. The architectural styles, colors, materials and landscaping will be the flagship for the larger medical centers, research laboratories, manufacturing facilities, education centers, health agencies and departments serving the entire community to be relocated in the future.