Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has never been shy about giving money to causes and organizations in the city that he believes in. In 2016, Blank donated $100,00 to the Gleason Initiative and in 2020 announced that he was donating $300,000 and the personal proceeds from his memoir Good Company to The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
On Monday, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announced the naming of the newest hospital within the healthcare system. Made possible due to a $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, the largest healthcare project ever in the history of Georgia, is expected to open its doors in 2025.
“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,” Arthur Blank said. “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 reportedly 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. It’s a tremendous cause and I’m extremely proud to see Blank donating to such an impactful institution such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
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