Construction on new Children’s Hospital ahead of schedule

HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – Construction on a new Children’s Hospital appears to be ‘ahead of schedule’ according to an update from Erlanger officials this morning.

Work on the 40-million dollar building began earlier this year.

The fund-raising campaign still remains 3.7 million dollars short, according to the President of Children’s Hospital.

President Don Mueller said, “Really this is the beginning of what will become a whole revitalization of 3rd street. This is Phase One of our project. Phase Two will include a 12-story tower that will become the new In-Patient Hospital for Children, as well as other services. It’s really changing the way we do medicine and care here in Chattanooga.”

The “Believe” campaign has gained another half million dollars in fundraising tonight.

BlueCross Blueshield made that donation today from its Tennessee Health Foundation.

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