Via Arkansas Children's Hospital
NORTHWEST FACILITY: The second Arkansas Children's Hospital is slated to open in 2018.
Arkansas Children's Hospital last night announced its campaign to raise $70 million for its planned children's hospital in Springdale, Arkansas Business reports
Arkansas Children's Northwest is slated to open in January of 2018. The 24-bed hospital will be on I-49 between Don Tyson Parkway and Highway 412. It will include an emergency department and five operating rooms. ACH predicts that the 233,613-square-feet facility will provide care for 200,000 children.
Arkansas Business reports
The Care Close to Home campaign has already secured commitments totaling $53 million toward its goal, said Marcy Doderer, president and CEO of Arkansas Children's.
"We will raise the remaining dollars over the next several years," she said.
That includes a $15 million donation from the Tyson family. Other major donors include
Walmart ($8 million) and J.B. Hunt ($5 million).