Children’s Healthcare Names New Hospital after Arthur Blank Following $200M Donation
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation today announced the naming of the newest hospital within the healthcare system. Made possible through a generous $200 million donation from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, it is the largest donation in Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta history. It is also the single largest naming gift to a freestanding pediatric hospital. The Arthur M. Blank Hospital is a transformative $1.5 billion project, which will improve quality of care, patient experience and access to specialized pediatric healthcare for Georgia’s children and families. The Arthur M. Blank Hospital, the largest healthcare project ever in the history of the state, is expected to open its doors in 2025.
In addition to the Blank Family Foundation, Blank’s Family of Businesses includes the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United; the nationwide PGA TOUR Superstore; three ranches in Montana, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, West Creek Ranch and Paradise Valley Ranch; and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
“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.”
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.”
The 1.5 million-square-foot hospital will be located at the northeastern corner of North Druid Hills and I-85 in Brookhaven. Designed to take advantage of research-proven healing views of nature, 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.
As Children’s moves to a public fundraising campaign, it will look to the community for support of the not-for-profit, a shared resource for Georgia and beyond.