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.
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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