The Marcinko family’s overnight stay at Dayton Children’s might have been a little cramped. But Abbie Marcinko can’t say enough about the great care her daughter received at the hospital before, during and after her surgery.
Aubree was born with a hemangioma on her cheek—a rubbery, red birthmark that grew over time. Ravindhra Elluru, MD, PhD, an internationally respected otolaryngologist at Dayton Children’s, eventually performed two surgeries to remove the defect, the second in July 2015. “That surgery required an overnight stay, and I spent the night in the room with Aubree,” Abbie says. “We had to share a room with another family and it was a bit on the small side, but the care Aubree received from Dr. Elluru and his team was so good, I’d choose Dayton Children’s again in a heartbeat.”
Once the patient tower opens, families like Aubree’s will find a much-improved experience in the general pediatrics inpatient care spaces. The area will feature larger single-family rooms, “smart TVs” for bedside education and entertainment, a family lounge and a dedicated area for inpatient physical therapy.