ISRI member and aluminum recycler Novelis Inc. announced it is making a total commitment of $10 million over five years to help Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta reach its $1 billion goal for its Never Settle: A Campaign for Kids. The effort is the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Children’s and will complement a $2.4 billion investment the healthcare system made to expand its capacity to provide pediatric healthcare and improve access for generations of children over the next 100 years.
From 2018 to 2020, Novelis employees sought out the pediatric healthcare system more than 500 times for their children’s medical needs. In keeping with its vision of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, Novelis’ commitment will help support access to the best care for its employees’ children, as well as kids across the U.S., and will support Children’s work to advance pediatric medicine.
“This is a historic moment for Novelis to support a campaign with the potential to transform children’s medical care in Georgia and beyond,” says Steve Fisher, Novelis President and CEO. “Novelis’ donation is a great complement to the efforts of the Aditya Birla Group Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development, which has had tremendous impact to well-being by running more than 500 medical camps and 20 hospitals, treating more than one million patients and immunizing 70 million children against polio, among other achievements.”
The centerpiece of the campaign is Arthur M. Blank Hospital, a 1.5 million-square-foot facility scheduled to open in fall 2024. The hospital will include one tower with two patient wings and additional operating rooms, specialty beds, and diagnostic equipment to meet anticipated patient needs. It will expand the System’s conference and simulation space to help more than 600 fellows and residents contribute to groundbreaking work.
One of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, Children’s manages more than one million patient visits annually at three hospitals, Marcus Autism Center, the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, urgent care centers, and neighborhood locations.
“We share Novelis’ commitment to sustainability, which contributes significantly to our team’s ability to achieve optimal health outcomes for all children, and advance advocacy for the most vulnerable in our society,” says Janine Musholt, President of the Children’s Foundation. “As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, it is our responsibility to serve both current and future generations of children and Novelis’ generous support will help us achieve that objective.”