Former building used as Shodair Children’s Hospital hits the dirt

Staff reports

The building once used as the Shodair Children’s Hospital was razed early Monday with Chief Executive Officer Craig Aasved briefly at the controls behind the machine taking it down.

Two-thirds of the building will be demolished and replaced by a 600-space parking lot. The remaining one-third of the building will continue to be used for administrative and support services, a Shodair spokeswoman said.

Shodair recently opened its new $66 million campus at 2755 Colonial Drive, adjacent to the previous hospital, that serves as a psychiatric facility for children.

The new Shodair Children’s Hospital is in the final stages of construction.

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record

Its services include the child and adolescent acute psychiatric inpatient program, child and adolescent residential treatment programs, a fully accredited school which will operate year-round, outpatient services and school-based services.

The building now being torn down was built in 1992, Shodair spokeswoman Alana Listoe said.

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