Akron Children’s Hospital has completed construction on its inpatient pediatric behavioral health unit, adding 10 beds to the existing 14 and remodeling rooms to make them private and better suited for patient care. The expansion and remodel cost $4.5 million.

Akron Children’s cares for approximately 1,000 children and teens in its inpatient behavioral health unit each year. The expansion will allow the hospital to treat an additional 500 patients in 2017, increasing to 750 patients by 2020 for a total of 1,750 annually.