Jim Dahling, CHKD’s C.E.O. told WAVY.com, “This is fantastic, this is the welcoming entrance that kids need when they come to a place for care.”
The redesigned lobby officially opened Thursday with the colorful glass fish on display for patients and visitors. Renowned artist Therman Statom supervised and assisted the creation of the some 100 glass fish that the patients designed.
Patient Jackson Hartman, diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, designed one of the fish: “I had a great time. It was so much fun seeing how they do it ’cause I’d never seen anything like that done before.”
Hartman has been cancer free for a year now.
CHKD wants to give an extra thanks to Towne Bank and the Chrysler Glass Studio for helping to make the new lobby dream a reality.