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Children's Hospital Campus to be Renamed Thanks to Transformational Capital Gift
Date:5/23/2008

ill result in the Children's Hospital campus bearing his name. Mr. Ben did much for this State and its people. This gift is one way Luanne and I can recognize his contributions."

The name-change announcement was made after the regularly scheduled board meeting and in conjunction with the launching of the public phase of the Capital Campaign, which is set to raise $100 million in pledges as part of the hospital's celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2011. A sign was unveiled on the 5th Avenue side of Children's campus reading "Home of the Future Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children" and a 16x25 foot banner was dropped from the top of one of Children's buildings bearing the campaign theme "Keeping Promises."

Children's announced the proposed project earlier this year, which would be located on the block directly north of the current hospital and would incorporate its existing buildings and the Children's Harbor facility. The Children's Board of Trustees granted approval in January of this year to proceed with planning for a possible hospital facility expansion that would relieve crowding in the current building, help to accommodate projected growth in patient volumes, and allow for anticipated medical technology needs and planned consolidation of pediatric services.

Children's expansion facility is subject to the appropriate approvals inherent to all healthcare and government-related projects including the Certificate of Need process. The letter of intent is expected to be submitted in June, followed by the actual filing of the CON in July.

About Children's Hospital

The Children's Hospital of Alabama, the flagship of Children's Health System, is the only free-standing hospital in the state dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and one of the 10 busiest pediatric medical centers in the U.S. One of only about 45 freestanding acute care hospitals of its kind in the nation, Children's Hospital is home to Alabama's o
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