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Arkansas Children’s Announces Jonesboro Gifts of $2.5 Million to the Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow.
(Jonesboro, Ark.) September 25, 2019 – Arkansas Children’s continues its statewide public launch of the Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow, a bold $250 million campaign designed to support the promise of unprecedented child health. Defined and delivered.
An anonymous donor gave $1 million dollars to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Jonesboro Clinic. Half of the gift supports the current expansion of the clinic and the remaining half will be used to grow an endowment for the ACH Jonesboro Clinic supporting the operations of the clinic in perpetuity.
The Sunderland Foundation, the volunteer group Circle of Friends and many statewide supporters have collectively given more than $1.5 million to expand programs and services of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Jonesboro Clinic and the Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow.
In 2018, Kim and Chris Fowler’s gift was instrumental in the purchase of the ACH Jonesboro Clinic building—bringing their total investment in Arkansas Children’s and the Jonesboro Clinic to more than $1.5 million dollars. To celebrate their generosity, the ACH Jonesboro Clinic building is named the Kim and Chris Fowler Center.
“Providing unprecedented healthcare delivery and improving child health is vital to the future of Arkansas,” said Fred Scarborough, chief development officer for Arkansas Children’s and president of Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “We are proud to celebrate the generosity of our anonymous donor, Kim and Chris Fowler, Circle of Friends volunteers across the state and The Sunderland Foundation. Their investment in child health will provide greater access to healthcare for families in the region.”
Northeast Arkansas has the third-largest concentration of children in the state with approximately 36 children per square mile. Arkansas Children’s Hospital Jonesboro Clinic saves approximately 700,000 minutes of patient travel time to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock each year.
Arkansas Children’s Foundation board chair, Charlie Whiteside and his wife Cappy are the 2019 chairs for The Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow.
Arkansas Children’s invites you to be a champion for children in our state and make a gift to support statewide initiatives. Your generous support helps deliver on the promise of a healthier tomorrow for the children of Arkansas. Join us and make your gift today at www.archildrens.org/giving or by calling 888-880-7491.
By most national measures, Arkansas is one of the least healthy states ranking 40 out of 50 states in child health and well-being. Arkansas Children’s envisions a healthier tomorrow for all 710,000 children in Arkansas—for both our patients and the children who will never walk through the doors of Arkansas Children’s.
Since 2015, The Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow has secured more than $200 million in gifts towards a $250 million goal:
About Arkansas Children’s
Arkansas Children's, Inc. is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' 710,000 children, giving the organization a unique ability to shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas and transform the health of children throughout the region. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in five pediatric subspecialties (2019-2020): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, opened in Springdale in early 2018. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can fundamentally transform the health of children in Arkansas and beyond. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.