Cardon Children’s to host community celebration for 10-year anniversary


Cardon Children’s Medical Center will host a free community celebration for the pediatric hospital’s 10-year anniversary, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the hospital, 1400 S. Dobson Road.

The party will take place at “The BIG Outside,” an outdoor play space near the main entrance, according to a press release, inviting participants to dress as their favorite hero since the theme is a “Heroes Celebration.” However, costumes are not required.

The event will include games, food, super hero characters, a photobooth and giveaways, the release noted.

Since opening in November 2009, Cardon Children’s has admitted more than 107,000 pediatric patients, performed nearly 50,000 surgeries, and had more than 404,000 emergency room visits at the facility that has more than 240 pediatric staff physicians with more than 27 specialties.

In 2017, Cardon Children’s was designated a Level 1 Trauma Center for pediatric patients, the release said, adding that Cardon Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens.

In addition to Level I trauma services and emergency care, there is also a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, general pediatrics, surgical and rehabilitation services, hematology/oncology, urology, gastroenterology, neurology and outpatient services, according to the release.