Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Topping Out Ceremony Marks Major Milestone for Arthur M. Blank Hospital

Hospital recognizes construction workers as building construction reaches its highest point

ATLANTA (May 31, 2022) – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta announced construction on Arthur M. Blank Hospital has now reached its highest point during a topping out ceremony, which recognized more than 1,500 dedicated construction workers Tuesday.

The event featured speeches by Children’s CEO Donna Hyland, hospital namesake Arthur Blank, and Lex Stolle, a Children’s patient and one of the honorary construction managers for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

“The demand for pediatric specialized care is greater than ever before and the number of patients Children’s treats each year continues to grow,” said Hyland. “As such, Children’s is not just building a hospital. We are working together at every level to expand our reach, improve the patient family experience, support research efforts and transform pediatric healthcare. Today’s topping out ceremony reflects our commitment to staying one step ahead so that we can continue to strive to provide the best, most advanced pediatric care possible.

Construction on Arthur M. Blank Hospital began in February 2020. The entire North Druid Hills Campus includes the hospital, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, support buildings, and plans for more than 20 acres of greenspace and walking trails.

The 1.5 million-square-foot hospital, slated to open in 2025, 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, Arthur M. Blank Hospital will include one tower with two patient 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.

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About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the trusted leader in caring for kids. The not-for-profit organization’s mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology. Children’s is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, managing more than one million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, urgent care centers and neighborhood locations. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has impacted the lives of kids in Georgia, across the United States and around the world for more than 100 years thanks to generous support from the community.

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