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NNSA’s Y-12 & Pantex partner donates $10,000 for children’s hospital

February 26, 2016

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Y-12’s Site Manager Bill Tindal (right) presents a $10,000 donation to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital CEO Keith Goodwin in support of the hospital’s capital campaign.

NNSA’s management and operations partner Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) continued its legacy of community giving this month with a $10,000 donation to the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital expansion project. CNS manages NNSA’s Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

CNS, Y-12, and employees are consistently invested in the local community, including donations of school supplies, giving for a children’s museum, and STEM outreach. This latest contribution will help expand services for children with chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis and other special needs. The expansion will include 44 private neonatal intensive care unit rooms and a rooftop garden, and is expected to be completed in two years.

Annually, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital admits about 6,000 patients, sees 70,000 emergency patients, and performs about 12,000 surgeries along with 150,000 tests and physician office visits, according to the hospital’s website.

Watch the progress of the construction and learn more about the expansion, now supported in part by CNS, live here. Read more about CNS’ contribution here.