Strong Kids

New Golisano Children's Hospital dedication celebrates kids, community, future

May. 28, 2015

A dream and vision 90 years in the making became a reality yesterday at the ceremonious building dedication of UR Medicine's new Golisano Children's Hospital. An historic moment for Rochester and the Finger Lakes region, the dedication was one to remember. 

Miracle Kids, grateful families, University of Rochester leadership, and significant building donors, including hospital namesake B. Thomas Golisano, joined together in celebrating the largest capital project in the University's history. 

A "Parade of Miracles," complete with drummers and a color guard and more than 20 children in our care paraded up through a crowd of more than 300 event attendees carrying their own symbolic "ribbon." In addition to the customary ribbon cut by leadership, the ceremony included a colorful paper chain made from patients' and families' hand-drawn pictures, stickers, and messages of thanks. The parade made its way to the front of the stage and, with a joyous countdown and awe-inspiring confetti cannons, the ribbons were cut!

Watch a video recap of the day!