East North Street Foundation donates $1 million for Arkansas Children’s Hospital expansion

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Arkansas Children's campus in Little Rock.

The East North Street Foundation, co-founded and operated by David Hendrix and Doug Hendrix, has generously donated $1 million to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in support of the hospital’s $235.2 million expansion project.

Arkansas Children’s is expanding its bed capacity and transforming inpatient and outpatient surgical approaches with the addition of an ambulatory surgery center. The plan for the Little Rock campus will also redesign clinical spaces to promote multidisciplinary care, and create a more accessible campus experience.

“This generous investment will have a lasting impact on the hospital’s ability to provide cutting-edge pediatric care and improve the overall well-being of our young patients and their families,” said Marcy Doderer, FACHE, president and CEO of Arkansas Children’s. “Pediatric health needs are more complex than ever before, and we are committed to the highest levels of access and health care quality for the children across Arkansas and the region.”

The family foundation has strong ties to Arkansas and is a long-time supporter of Arkansas Children’s. The Hendrix brothers shared their appreciation for the opportunity to support the hospital and contribute to the growth of the local community.

“This partnership with Arkansas Children’s Hospital is a profound honor for us,” said David Hendrix. “Contributing to the hospital’s expansion project is not only an investment in advanced medical care but also a commitment to building a brighter, healthier future for families across Arkansas.”

Phase one of construction on the ACH and ACNW campuses began earlier this year and is scheduled to be completed in 2026.

“We are so encouraged by and grateful for this investment in child health from the East North Street Foundation,” said Fred Scarborough, executive vice president and chief development officer of Arkansas Children’s. “At Arkansas Children’s, philanthropy drives new levels of excellence. The Hendrix family has long understood the enhanced value their support offers to the children of Arkansas.”