ACNW Auxiliary commits $3M to back Springdale hospital expansion

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The Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) Auxiliary has committed $3 million to support the expansion initiatives at the hospital in Springdale.

According to a news release Tuesday (June 25), since starting in 2022, the ACNW Auxiliary, with 130 members, has supported patients and families through various fundraisers. At their year-end meeting in June, president Toni Lindsey announced a record $333,387 raised for the 2024 fiscal year.

As a parent whose child received treatment at Arkansas Children’s, Lindsey expressed her motivation for engaging in the work and expressed gratitude for the support of ACNW Auxiliary members and officers.

“Witnessing the exceptional care and support my child received at Arkansas Children’s inspired me to give back and ensure that other families have access to the same level of care,” Lindsey said. “Thank you for your determination and for going above and beyond for Arkansas Children’s. We have a team of volunteers who are passionate about child health and give of themselves every day to help create a healthier tomorrow for our children.”

Arkansas Children’s, a Little Rock-based pediatric healthcare organization, announced the $318 million expansion plan in May 2023. It will include construction projects at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Little Rock and ACNW in Springdale. The hospital expansion in Springdale will include added surgical space, more operating rooms, procedure rooms, hospital beds and additional clinic space.

“We are incredibly grateful for the ACNW Auxiliary volunteers and the entire community for their commitment to improving child health in northwest Arkansas,” said Fred Scarborough, executive vice president and chief communications development officer for Arkansas Children’s. “Thanks to your support, Arkansas Children’s is committed to being right-sized for the community, providing expert pediatric care in Arkansas and across the region.”