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Miracle Monday: Exciting News from the Children’s Hospital of Georgia!

For the first time since it opened 20 years ago, the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia has been renovated and updated.

“It’s a night and day difference,” said Dr. Ellen Basile of the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. “The goal was to make it more pediatric-friendly and to update the space.”

“It is so colorful and vibrant in there now,” she said, adding that some pediatric artwork was donated by a local artist, Doug Larson.

The changes include new paint, with more pediatric-friendly colors; newly outfitted nurses’ stations and nurses’ seating; and replacement of the old hospital drapes with more colorful ones. This renovation was made possible by the generous support of donors and partners to Children’s Miracle Network.


Every summer, Children’s Hospital of Georgia hosts multiple summer camps for hospitalized children, but with the coronavirus pandemic, the Children’s Child Life Team had to take a different approach. This year, usual camp participants received a “camp in a box” package by mail.

“The Child Life team thought that just because we could not have camp due to the pandemic, it didn’t mean that we could not celebrate camp and what it represents,” said Kym Allen, director of Camp Rainbow. “We brainstormed how to provide camp activities remotely.”

Camp Rainbow is the oldest of five Children’s camps, beginning in 1985 to support children with cancer. Now, Camp Joint VentureCamp Strong HeartCamp Sweet Life and Camp Share and Care serve lakeside adventures to children with rheumatic disease, cardiac issues, and diabetes.

“The idea is to bring these amazing kids to a place where they can forget about doctor appointments, treatments, needles, anything associated with the hospital,” the Children’s website describes. “At camp, it’s all about having fun and just being a kid!”

To continue reading and to see pictures of past camps, please click HERE.