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Historic $100 Million Donation for Dallas Children’s Hospital Campus – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Big news for Dallas medical care: a $100 million gift that will further advance Children’s Health and UT Southwestern toward a new $5 billion hospital campus designed for generations to come.

On Wednesday, Children’s Health and UT Southwestern Medical Center announced a historic $100 million gift from the Jean and Mack Pogue family to support the $5 billion new children’s campus in Dallas, which was unveiled earlier this year.

The project is being built to replace the existing Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

“Only four total gifts worth $100 million have been announced in Dallas history. This is a truly unique and special moment,” said Brent Christopher, president of the Children’s Medical Center Foundation.

The 33-acre site for the new children’s campus in Dallas will be named Pogue Park in recognition of the Pogue family’s gift.

The park includes the outdoor area surrounding the new facilities.

Located in Dallas’ Southwestern Medical District, directly across from the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital of UT Southwestern, the new pediatric campus in Dallas will also be a shared hub for innovation, academic research and training, and the development of life-saving technologies.

The new Dallas campus will feature two 12-story towers and an eight-story tower with 552 hospital beds, including the largest neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Dallas and a Level 1 trauma center with 90 emergency department research pods and 24 observation rooms. .

Children’s Health expects construction of the new campus to begin in the second quarter of 2024, with construction to be completed over the next six to seven years and the new campus potentially opening in 2031.

Present at Wednesday’s announcement was former Dallas ISD trustee Miguel Solis, whose daughter received a heart transplant at the medical center in 2018.

“Children’s Health and UT Southwestern literally saved my daughter Olivia’s life when they performed a heart transplant. I think of the experiences we had at the current facility and the state-of-the-art care we received, and that we will continue to keep Olivia healthy “The fact that many more children will be able to experience that type of care with the expansion of a new, state-of-the-art facility is wonderful and warms my heart,” said Solis.