Sacramento Business Journal by Kathy Robertson, Senior Staff Writer
Senior Staff Writer - Sacramento Business Journal
Fifteen years after the eight-story, $75 million Shriners http://www.bizjournals.com/ Hospital for Children Northern California opened in Sacramento, the lobby got a facelift.
A fundraising campaign generated more than $200,000 to renovate the area, and celebrated the changes in a community party Saturday.
Play stations shaped like airplanes invite kids to color and play while they wait for the doctor. New armchairs and couches provide comfortable seating for parents as they watch and wait. A new carpet highlights the architecture and color scheme of the building.
Fundraising efforts were lead by Everett Thorne, chair emeritus of the hospital board of governors. Shrine clubs throughout Northern California made donations, the largest coming from the Pomo Shrine Club in Ukiah. Second was the Ben Ali Shriners Club in Sacramento.
Kathy Robertson covers health care, labor/workplace issues, law, immigration, medical technology and biotechnology for the Sacramento Business Journal.