Wal-Mart Gives Money To Help Build Children's Hopsital Campus In NW Arkansas

May 9, 2016

Arkansas Children's Hopsital
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walmart Foundation say they'll donate $8 million toward the construction of an Arkansas Children's Hospital campus in the northwestern corner of the state.

Arkansas Children's Hospital announced last August it would build a campus at Springdale that includes 24 inpatient beds along with an emergency department and urgent care center with 21 exam rooms.

Monday, Wal-Mart and Walmart Foundation said they'd donate the money to help bring the additional pediatric care to the area.

In addition to medical services, the hospital campus will include walking trails, gardens and a helicopter landing pad.

The hospital is scheduled to open in January 2018.