Earlier today we celebrated the grand re-opening of a newly renovated Teen Playroom housed on the 4th floor Pediatric Rehabilitation Pavilion of Levine Children’s Hospital. The space, which has been transformed into a colorful, engaging, and playful therapeutic teen room for our patients and their families, was made possible thanks to a generous contribution from Lee and Jim Vann, as well as the time and talent devoted to the project by our friends in the construction community: Bobby Speakman of Carolinas HealthCare System, JE Dunn, and Wright McGraw Beyer.

Upgrades to the 650-square-foot Teen Room provide an open, modernized environment where teenage patients can relax and have fun with their friends and families. The renovated space will help to optimize patients’ recovery, and promote independence and success as they engage in leisure and play activities in the hospital. In addition to interior design renovations, including new flooring and cabinetry, a fresh coat of paint, and wall art, the new space includes equipment such as a Wii, basketball machine, custom-designed air hockey machine, Touch 2 play system, and iPads for patients to enjoy.

As the busiest, most advanced children’s hospital in the two Carolinas, Levine Children’s Hospital provides a vast range of state-of-the art treatment programs for acutely ill or injured children and their families in our region. The gracious support of the Vann family and our community partners helps us to ensure the availability of our services at the time of greatest need to these children and families, who come to us from every walk of life. 

Our heartfelt thanks goes to Lee and Jim Vann (pictured below) for making this transformational gift that will impact thousands of families being treated at Levine Children’s Hospital.