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St. Luke's Children's Pavilion
Children are special, and so are their healthcare needs. They need age-appropriate therapies to help them cope with illness or hospitalization, opportunities to express themselves when their world is changing, and an environment of positivity and fun that lets them just be kids.

That’s the goal of St. Luke’s new Children’s Pavilion, which is going up across the street from St. Luke’s in Boise, home to Idaho’s only Children’s Hospital. For safe, direct access, it will connect via sky bridge over Avenue B. But the Pavilion is more than a building. It’s what we’re putting inside that really matters. 

Designed to meet the needs of kids, their families, and the people who care for them, the state-of-the-art facility will more than double our clinical space and improve vital services that keep care close to home. It will bring most of our pediatric specialists and services under one roof, allowing us to provide care more efficiently and easing the burden on parents and kids who will now be able to see several providers in one location in one day.

And that’s not all. Whether it’s the Family Resource Center that lets moms and dads stay connected to life outside medical buildings, the Sibling Clubhouse to keep brothers and sisters entertained during long appointments, or the demonstration kitchen where families learn to cook for children with special dietary needs, we’re building on our promise to take the best care of our young patients—and the whole family, too.

You Can Make a Difference

To make the Children’s Pavilion a reality, St. Luke’s must raise $20 million of the $42 million needed to build, equip, and furnish the new facility. Thanks to thousands of community donors, including St. Luke’s employees, physicians, and board members, we’ve already raised $15 million and are well on our way. Now, we need you.

Join us in supporting this special place – one that will touch the lives of so many children and families for decades to come. Please consider giving the most meaningful gift you can by making an online donation today or contacting St. Luke's Health Foundation.

Facility Features

We gathered input from hundreds of patients, families, and clinicians to define important features specially designed to make the Children's Pavilion child- and family-friendly: 

  • Physician and rehabilitation clinics under the same roof
  • Convenient underground parking
  • Welcome Center with central check-in
  • Waiting rooms filled with natural light
  • Interactive spaces and healing arts
  • Rooftop garden and outdoor play deck
  • Healthy Living Center and teaching kitchen
  • Family Resource Center and Sibling Clubhouse
  • Sky bridge with safe, direct access to St. Luke's Children's Hospital

Project Details

  • Cost = $42 million
  • Donations = $15 million to date; seeking an additional $5 million in community donations
  • Space = 4-story building; 85,000 square feet 
  • Map = located on the southeast corner of Jefferson Street and Avenue B


  • Fall 2016 – Site preparation
  • Winter 2016 – Excavation and shoring
  • Late 2017 – Below grade parking and foundations complete, above grade structural work begins
  • Early 2019 – Project complete
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Latest News - May 26, 2017 Update

  • Excavation – Shoring and excavation activities have been the focus at the site. The work took one month longer than anticipated due to adverse weather over the winter months. Excavation for construction of the underground parking garage will be complete in early summer 2017.
  • Waterproofing and concrete construction – Waterproofing and construction of the deep concrete elements have begun. Construction of the subgrade parking garage will be ongoing until late 2017. 
  • Tower crane – Given the project site constraints, a tower crane will be required for construction of the concrete parking garage and the steel framing for the building. We plan to install the tower crane in June 2017.
  • Road impact – As construction of the parking garage progresses, there will be an increased amount of activity at/around the construction site. Deliveries of concrete formwork, reinforcing steel and concrete will be ongoing until the parking garage is completed.
  • Facility construction - Once the garage is complete, construction of the structural steel framing will take place.
Please check this page regularly to stay informed about our progress.