The largest gift in the healthcare system's history will support construction of Arthur M. Blank Hospital, a $1.5 billion project that will improve quality of care, the patient experience, and access to specialized pediatric health care for Georgia's children and families. When completed, the only dedicated Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Georgia will include a tower with two wings and additional operating rooms, specialty beds, and diagnostic equipment, as well as space for clinical research and trials. With construction already under way, the facility is expected to open its doors in 2025.
Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and nationwide PGA TOUR Superstore, had previously donated nearly $10 million to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
"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 Blank. "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."