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Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Upstate is raising money for a new pediatric unit

The “Inspire Courage” capital campaign was launched by the hospital to raise $6 million for Prisma’s new unit to add inpatient rooms, an expanded playroom, and a “respite space” for parents.

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The new unit will have amenities for kids and adults. | Photo by Sandy Dees. Provided by Prisma via Greenville Journal

Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Upstate has plans to create a new pediatric cancer + blood disorders unit to provide more comfort to patients and their loved ones.

First reported on by The Greenville Journal, The “Inspire Courage” capital campaign, launched yesterday, Sept. 14, hopes to raise $6 million for the project. $3.8 million has already been raised.

Additionally, Hogs for the Cause, a nonprofit barbecue competition and festival based in New Orleans, has gifted $1 million, and in honor of the donation, the new unit will be named the Hogs for the Cause Hematology-Oncology Unit. This little piggy is saving lives.

The new unit will provide:

  • Nine inpatient rooms
  • A day-stay room with two infusion chairs
  • A special two-room suite for families in end-of-life situations
  • In-room desks for parents to work remotely
  • A space for parents
  • An expanded playroom

Construction of the new unit is scheduled begin in early 2024 and will take ~two years to complete.