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Opening day

Johns Hopkins Hospital's new patient towers

Image: Keith Weller / JHMI

May 1 marked the beginning of a new era for Johns Hopkins Hospital when it opened the doors to its new $1.1 billion, 1.6 million-square-foot building. The facility features two 12-story patient towers, 560 private patient rooms, 33 state-of-the-art operating rooms, and new adult and pediatric emergency departments, as well as healing gardens, light-filled lobbies and rooms, and an impressive collection of 500 works of art.

The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center houses pediatrics, including neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, and has many amenities to make patients and their families more comfortable. The Sheikh Zayed Tower is home to the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute, neurological and neurosurgical services, trauma care, orthopedics, general surgery, labor and delivery, and a rooftop helistop for patients arriving by helicopter.