Children's of Alabama Wins CMN Hospitals Content AwardApril 2, 2019
The Alabama Children’s Hospital Foundation and Children’s of Alabama's Corporate Communications and Marketing Department were recently recognized for its work in publicizing Walmart’s billion dollar donation to Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. Children’s, one of the 170-member CMN Hospitals across North America, received the CMN Hospitals/Walmart Billion Dollar Content Award for the large market division. The award was presented during annual Children’s Hospitals Week festivities at Walt Disney World March 19-22. Children’s will receive an extra $3,000 in its next CMN Hospitals disbursement as part of the award.
In 2018, Walmart stores in the Children's market raised over $1 million, of which $908,000 was raised during their fall fundraising campaign. Children’s was recognized as the No. 3 overall fundraising hospital for the 2018 CMN Hospitals campaign period. This is the fifth consecutive year that Children's has been recognized as a top fundraising market in the U.S. Walmart has donated $17.2 Million to Children’s over the last 30 years.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. More information is available at childrensal.org.