Erlanger Achieves Pediatric MRI And Procedure Center Fundraising Goal

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Erlanger announces that through the philanthropic efforts of associates, physicians and community, the Pediatric MRI campaign has met the $6 million goal. 
 
Over the past two years, Erlanger Health System Foundation has been raising money to build a Pediatric Outpatient MRI and Procedure Center at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Kennedy Outpatient Center. Although it was canceled and changed to a virtual format, proceeds from the 2021 Believe Bash helped to complete and exceed the campaign goal of $6 million.
 
“We are blessed to live in a community that values children, their health and their unique needs, and for the translation of that value into actionable, philanthropic giving, filling the gaps and ensuring better outcomes for our children,” said Julie Taylor, president of Erlanger Health System Foundation.
“We continue to be astounded by the generosity of the region. It never fails that when presented with a need, our community provides a solution.”
 
Merrianne Kennedy, Erlanger senior director of Radiology, stated, “Understanding the unique perspectives children have toward the world, it was important to tailor their experiences in a safe and exceptional way. The new area and services will allow children and adolescents to experience MRI scans and minor procedures in a space that is uniquely designed for them.”  
 
Construction on the new Pediatric Outpatient MRI and Procedure Center will begin in January and is expected to be completed in the Fall of 2022. The suites will feature bright colors, fun designs and inviting environments to change the perception of the hospital environment for children.

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