ATLANTA — A big announcement on the new Children’s Hospital in metro Atlanta.
Channel 2 Action News learned it will be named the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Arthur M. Blank Hospital.
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation gifted the hospital with a $200 million donation. Tt’s the largest donation in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta history.
“It’s a great honor for me and my family to be connected to Children’s, and a great honor for us to be connected to a system that has dealt with research, illness and disease for the most precious commodities that we have in the world, our children,” said Arthur M. Blank, Chairman of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. “Children’s is one of the greatest pediatric hospitals in the United States. The work they are doing right here in our backyard will make a difference forever, and that’s very meaningful to me, my family and our associates.”
The 1.5 million-square-foot hospital will be located at the corner of North Druid Hills and Interstate 85 in Brookhaven. The Arthur M. Blank Hospital will include one tower with two wings and additional operating rooms, specialty beds and diagnostic equipment to meet anticipated patient needs. There also will be space for clinical research, clinical trials and overall patient care.
It is expected to open its doors in 2025.
Blank is no stranger to Children’s having donated nearly $10 million and been involved with patients in various activities and fundraisers in and outside the hospital walls since 2001.
“As the largest and only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, it’s our responsibility to serve both current and future generations of children,” said Donna Hyland, CEO of Children’s. “Today’s milestone marks an important step in making this hospital a reality, which will ensure we can meet the growing patient demand, bring hope to families and provide access to the unique specialized care offered by Children’s. We are beyond grateful to Arthur and his family foundation for this generous donation to help our mission grow and inspire others to give to Children’s.”
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