Marcy Doderer, center, president and CEO of Arkansas Children's Hospital and Kathleen McLaughlin, chief sustainability officer at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and president of the Walmart Foundation, pose with members of ACH's Ambassador Program shortly after it was announced that Walmart and the Walmart Foundation had donated $8 million toward the construction of a $167 million hospital near Arvest Ballpark in Springdale.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Walmart Foundation are donating $8 million toward the construction of a 233,000-SF pediatric hospital campus in Springdale, being developed by Little Rock-based health care organization Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
The amount is one of the largest gifts ever made to health care by Walmart or Walmart Foundation, its charitable giving arm.
The announcement was made May 9 inside the Sam’s Club Community Room at Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, across the street from the 37-acre site of the planned hospital campus, on land donated by Gary and Robin George and David and Cathy Evans.
“We are proud to be investing in the health and wellness of families and children in Northwest Arkansas,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, chief sustainability officer at... [ MORE ]