Moving day for Blythedale Hospital's young patients

Hundreds of staff members at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla relocated today dozens of pediatric patients one-by-one to a new building on the campus.

The new $62 million facility is the only specialty children's hospital in the state. The building now has a dedicated traumatic brain injury unit, as well as a place in the rooms where parents can sleep next to their children.

None of the 75 young patients were happier to move into their new rooms than 12-year-old Jacob Quinones and 11-year-old Henry Calle, who have spent the past two months at the hospital.

"It's so awesome that we have our own TV and we can close the curtain and still see the TV," says Quinones.

Today's move had required months of planning since it entailed moving some very sick kids. The old building will be gutted and used to make more space for patients.

For extended footage of moving day at Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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