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.
The contribution is in addition to the $43 million already pledged for the project by the Hall Family Foundation, which was established with money from Hallmark Cards founder Joyce C. Hall and his wife, Elizabeth.
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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