Children's Healthcare of Atlanta unveils plan for $1B campus

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is planning a $1 billion project to replace its Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children with a larger medical campus in North Druid Hills, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The proposal includes a 446-bed hospital, an advanced pediatrics center, support buildings, over 20 acres of green space, walking trails, a central energy plant, parking decks and funding for nearby road improvements.

The plan for the hospital, which will be constructed as two patient towers, also includes an attached medical office building and cancer and blood disorders center. Public hearings on the development will be held in December.

Under the proposal, the system's Egleston location will shift inpatient operations to the new North Druid Hills campus in 2025. The hospital aims to begin construction by 2020 and finish by 2026.

"We intend to be a catalyst for long-awaited transportation and infrastructure improvements along this corridor," said Donna Hyland, CEO of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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