Le Bonheur Breaks Ground on Largest Hospital Expansion since 2010

MEMPHIS, TENN. – On Friday, August 27, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital broke ground on the largest building expansion since the hospital opened in 2010. The four story addition will allow Le Bonheur to continue on their sustainable, long-term growth trajectory. The expansion includes enlarging the cardiovascular and neonatal floors, in addition to the surgery recovery area and main floor.

View a recording of the event here.

The expansion is the heart of Le Bonheur’s future strategic direction, providing children in Memphis and the region with the most complex pediatric care and will allow the hospital to serve kids at the level they need for the next 50 years.

Le Bonheur President and CEO Michael Wiggins, DBA, FACHE, was joined by a limited number of guests including Le Bonheur administration and physicians, families representing Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee along with other healthcare leaders from across Memphis. The 128,575 square foot construction and renovation will extend the west side of the hospital to the sidewalk of Dunlap Street, between Poplar and Washington avenues.

About Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats children each year through community programs, regional clinics and a 255 bed state-of-the-art hospital.  Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital. 

For more information, please call (901) 287-6030 or visit lebonheur.org. Connect with us at facebook.com/lebonheurchildrens, twitter.com/lebonheurchild or on Instagram at lebonheurchildrens.

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Posted: 8/27/21

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