NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.—This crane has a name.
The crane being used to build the Paul Myers Tower at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver has been dubbed “Cranium” by seven-year-old Evie Salter, who won a naming competition hosted by Vancouver Coastal Health.
The winning name can now be seen displayed on a banner attached to Cranium the Crane.
“I’m just so lucky. I can’t stop saying that – I’m just so lucky,” said Salter, when she found out she won.
Along with having her winning name displayed on the crane, Salter and her family won a $100 gift certificate.
The contest was open to kids related to the hospital campus staff and medical staff who are under the age of 12 who could complete a colouring sheet and submit a name for the crane.
The Lions Gate Hospital Redevelopment project team was tasked with sorting through several creative entries and shortlisted five names. The project team then invited all hospital campus staff and medical staff to vote for their favourite.
Cranium is helping build the new six-storey acute care facility floor-by-floor. Once complete, the $310 million Paul Myers Tower will feature 108 patient beds with private bathrooms, eight new operating rooms and a therapeutically-enhanced environment to help reduce patient recovery times and improve visitor comfort.
The new facility, anticipated to open its doors to patients in the fall of 2024, will be technologically advanced, replace aging infrastructure and incorporate innovations.
“Thank you to Evie and her mom, Ashley Forbes, a concurrent disorder clinician with the Carlile Youth Concurrent Disorders Unit, and everyone who participated in celebrating this milestone with the project team,” said Vancouver Coastal Health in a media release.