Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary providing $6.25 million for expansion

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Arkansas Children's campus in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) Auxiliary has committed $6.25 million in support of the hospital’s largest-ever expansion.

ACH Auxiliary president Sara Beth Hughes made the announcement at the 18th annual Miracle Ball held Dec. 9 at Children’s Hall on the ACH campus.

“The Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has been proud to support this amazing hospital for more than half a century,” Hughes said. “The gift is not just a number; it is a symbol of unwavering commitment to invest in ACH as we embark on a historic expansion plan that will deliver better access and an improved patient experience. Together, we’re building a healthier tomorrow for the next generation.”

In May 2023, Arkansas Children’s announced a $318 million investment for new construction and renovations at ACH in Little Rock and Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale. The 2023 Miracle Ball, a shared project of the ACH Auxiliary and Arkansas Children’s Foundation, raised $1.03 million toward the new $6.25 million commitment to expansion efforts.

“We’re building an easier-to-navigate campus, bright, beautiful spaces, and more elements of discovery and delight,” said Arkansas Children’s President and CEO Marcy Doderer, FACHE. “This is part of our dream of making a healthier tomorrow for the children of Arkansas. It is becoming a reality because we live in a dedicated and philanthropic community that is passionate about pediatric health. We truly appreciate your relentless support.”