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Theodora Stavroudis, left, assists in moving 2-month-old Steven Paraedes from the old neonatal intensive care unit at Children's Hospital Los Angeles to the new pavilion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit wear special T-shirts commemorating the move. Each patient's transfer was timed and coordinated.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

The transfer began at 7 a.m., with each move along a 600-yard series of corridors a mini-production of meticulous precision.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Many Children's Hospital patients depend on ventilators and other life-saving equipment, and each piece as well as several monitors had to remain attached while they were being moved.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

A crew of up to seven nurses and other staffers moved each patient including little Robert Powell, who found the move a yawn.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Veronica Zarate was a bit nervous as she accompanied her newborn, Blake Constantine, to the new facility because he has a breathing tube. But baby and mother made it fine. Blake is recovering after having a heart defect repaired.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

A convoy of hospital staff moving a patient to a new room passes a brightly painted mural in the new Marion & John E. Anderson Pavilion.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Neonatal intensive care staff record the event as the first baby arrives in the new unit.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

A small army of caregivers moves Blake Constantine to the new neonatal intensive care unit at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

A welcome banner greets patients on moving day at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The move was finished by 3:30 p.m.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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