Construction crews working on the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion were recently treated to a visit with some of the children and families who have been impacted by the expert care at the children’s hospital.
Children served refreshments, visited with construction workers and presented a heart-warming video featuring photos and brief stories of some of the children treated at the hospital. The video will play continuously in the workers’ break area throughout the duration of the construction project.
The “meet and greet” was organized by the MUSC Children’s Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), a team of parents, doctors and nurses who helped design the hospital and its family-centered amenities.
“They are all working so hard, and we wanted to show them how their contributions to build the new hospital will continue to change lives in the future,” said Kelly Loyd, chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council who experienced MUSC care after giving birth to twin girls nearly 10 years ago.
Joe Edmonds, who oversees the steel structure and foundational work, said, “Opportunities like this where we can talk to families and see the smiles on faces of children, who each have a memorable story to share, propel us even further.
“We already know how important our work is, but receiving a hug or handshake from a child or family member who has been through so much makes this build even more meaningful.”