A local child was the first patient to move into the new University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.

Six-year-old Will Kohn of Bettendorf arrived at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care unit Saturday. Hospital officials say pediatric specialists are now caring for 52 patients who moved into the new UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.

This new hospital was five years in the making. Officials say the $360 million project was funded through bonds, patient revenue, and private gifts.