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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 15, 2024) — Children’s of Alabama is proud to announce that our partners at the Quarterbacking Children’s Health Foundation have committed $3 million to help relocate and expand our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

The project involves building out the Benjamin Russell hospital building’s 12th floor—which is currently shelled space—to serve as a 50-bed unit that will have the flexibility to meet the needs of both critical care patients and lower acuity patients. In recognition of the foundation’s gift, the unit will be named the Quarterbacking Children’s Health Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. As part of this project, Children’s also will be able to update intensive care rooms and bring in the latest technology designed to care for patients on the unit. Construction is set to begin this year and is expected to be completed in 2026.

“We have been partners with Children’s for decades, and we could not be more excited about continuing our support for the children of Alabama through this project,” said Marc Tyson, president of Quarterbacking Children's Health Foundation.

The Quarterbacking Children’s Health Foundation has supported Children’s of Alabama to meet the greatest needs of sick and injured children in Alabama for generations. This donation represents the latest partnership in this effort.