LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A $636 million building was dedicated Thursday at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The new building will provide 317 more pediatric-care beds at the hospital campus.

CHLA President/CEO Richard Cordova was be joined by city officials, patients and parents at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Marion and John E. Anderson Pavilion.

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Marion Anderson, a hospital board of trustees member who along with her husband donated $50 million toward the project, is also scheduled to be on hand.

Hospital officials say the seven-story, 460,000-square-foot building is one of the most technologically advanced in the country. It includes real-time electronic tracking and recording of patients’ vital signs and surgical equipment in rooms to allow for immediate bedside procedures.

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The hospital will include 120 beds dedicated exclusively to intensive care.

The rooms have “family zones” that allow relatives to stay overnight with patients. The building also includes family lounges, a business center with Internet access and a 24-hour “Family Pantry” for families staying with their children around the clock.

About 200 patients are expected to be moved into the building when it officially opens on July 17.

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