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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The new University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is about to begin accepting patients.
A ribbon-cutting celebrating the new hospital is scheduled Tuesday in Minneapolis. The hospital opens on Saturday.
The new, 275,000-square-foot building has 96 private, acute-care rooms as well as medical/surgical units, a pediatric intensive care unit and a 24-hour children’s emergency department.
On Saturday, ambulances will transport dozens of pediatric patients to the new hospital. The goal is to move one patient every five minutes — that could take up to six hours.
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