July 18, 2008
Hall Family Pledges an Additional $11 Million to Children’s Mercy Hospital
By Alan Bavley, The Kansas City Star, Mo.
Jul. 18--Members of the Hall family plan to donate $11 million over three years toward Children's Mercy Hospital's $800 million expansion plan, the hospital announced Thursday.
In December, Children's Mercy announced the 15-year expansion plan, which will more than double the size of its complex on Hospital Hill and increase its presence in area suburbs.
The three-phase project, expected to take from 12 to 15 years, will add 216 inpatient beds to the Hospital Hill campus, for a total of 476. It also will add hundreds of thousands of square feet of new outpatient clinics, offices and clinical lab space.
The $43 million Hall gift will help pay for the $280 million first phase of the expansion, which will include an expanded emergency room, two new heart catheterization labs and an eight-story building for outpatient clinics and physician offices on Hospital Hill.
The $11 million gift is being made by Don and Adele Hall, Keith and Margi Pence, Donald and Jill Hall, David and Laura Hall and Barbara Hall Marshall.
| Alan Bavley, [email protected]
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