Georgia Power Foundation Donates $1M to New Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Facility

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The Georgia Power Foundation recently completed a three-year investment of $1 million to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's newly-opened Advanced Pediatrics Center. The Georgia Power Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and the third-largest corporate giving foundation in Georgia.

The 250,000-square-foot facility in Atlanta at North Druid Hills Road and Interstate 85 in DeKalb County brings together a pediatrics clinic, specialists and improved patient care under one roof. The location was chosen due to its central location to Children's three hospitals in the Atlanta-area.

The center includes space dedicated to the treatment of pulmonology, neurology, cardiology, diabetes, allergy/immunology, cystic fibrosis and sleep. In addition to physician space, the new building is home to state-of-the-art telemedicine capabilities, flexible exam rooms, a teaching classroom and a demonstration kitchen to enhance specific clinical programs.

A landscaped entry plaza has been named in the Georgia Power Foundation's honor at the facility.

"At Georgia Power, we fully understand that the health of our communities is only as strong as the well-being of its citizens," said Paul Bowers, president, chairman and CEO of Georgia Power. "We believe in the mission of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to provide top-of-the-line medical care and research to the next generation and are proud to support them in their transformation of specialized, complex pediatrics care for Georgia's children."

More than 200 caregivers and 200 non-clinical team members help support the more than 100,000 patients that are anticipated to visit the center during its first year of operation.

"The Georgia Power Foundation's exceptional gift to the Center for Advanced Pediatrics demonstrates their commitment to the community's health and to the environment. With Georgia Power's very generous support, we can better serve children with complex conditions, and the building is on track for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification," said Ron Frieson, president of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation and External Affairs.