Children’s Hospital to Expand With $20M Gift
Cincinnati Children’s today announced the single largest contribution ever made to the medical center – a $20 million gift over eight years from the Convalescent Hospital for Children.
About $11 million of the gift will be used to expand mental health facilities at the College Hill campus, including renovation of the existing facility and construction of a new three-story unit to accommodate all residential patients. The remaining $9 million will provide long-term and respite care services for kids at the Liberty Township campus in Butler County.
“This extraordinary gift will make it possible for us to better meet the growing need for mental health and long-term care for kids and teens in our area,” Michael Fisher, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s, said during a ceremony at the College Hill campus.
The donation will cover a substantial portion of the cost of both projects. Additional donations will be sought from individuals, corporations and foundations, Fisher said.
“Our mission has always been focused on the care of children with complex medical and mental health issues who are often in need of support over a very long period of time,” said Pam Terp, president of the Convalescent Hospital for Children. “We’re very proud to make this gift, which underscores our ongoing commitment to these children and their families.”