Cincinnati Children's Hospital expands research


CINCINNATI (AP) -- A new $180 million facility will help Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center expand links between research and real-life medicine.

The hospital says construction on the clinical sciences building will begin this summer, and the 15-story tower is expected to be ready in 2015. The hospital will hire up to 100 new research faculty over the next five years.

The hospital employs some 12,650 people currently, with an annual budget of $1.7 billion. It serves a large geographic region, with treatment facilities in Butler, Clermont, and Warren counties and in northern Kentucky, besides the main campus in Cincinnati. The hospital has treated children from around the globe.