JB Hunt commits $5 million to fund children’s hospital in Northwest Arkansas

JB Hunt commits $5 million to fund children’s hospital in Northwest Arkansas
Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has committed $5 million to help support future expansion of Arkansas Children’s Northwest Campus, located in Springdale, Arkansas. (Courtesy: Arkansas Children’s)

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has committed to $1 million annually for five years to support expansion at Arkansas Children’s Northwest campus (ACNW), at 2601 Gene George Blvd. in Springdale. Arkansas Children’s is the state’s only hospital dedicated to pediatrics care. The main campus is in Little Rock.

This new $5 million commitment brings J.B. Hunt’s overall investment in the hospital’s Northwest campus to $10. In 2016, J.B. Hunt made a $5 million leadership gift in 2016 to support the construction of ACNW.

“J.B. Hunt is proud to extend our support for Arkansas Children’s as it continues advancing pediatric health care in this region,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “The hope that these extremely talented, driven professionals bring to our community is very special, and helping Arkansas Children’s expand its services and capabilities will benefit the diverse needs of the Northwest Arkansas community.”

J.B. Hunt’s $5 million gift marks the final culminating gift to the Arkansas Children’s Campaign for a Healthier Tomorrow, a $250 million campaign designed to support the promise of unprecedented child health for children in Arkansas.

“The J.B. Hunt team has long been committed to Arkansas Children’s. There is a history of investing in community and health care. This new $5 million, five-year gift helps ensure Arkansas Children’s Northwest is right-sized to meet the community’s needs,” said Fred Scarborough, president of Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “Northwest Arkansas continues to grow at a rate that outpaces the rest of the state, and Arkansas Children’s Northwest is an integral part of our work to make Arkansas the safest, healthiest place to be a child.”

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J.B. Hunt has supported Arkansas Children’s for nearly four decades through annual employee giving campaigns and leadership gifts to support capital projects, programs and services, including the construction of the South Wing on the Arkansas Children’s Hospital campus, the purchase of an Angel One ground ambulance, and the construction of Arkansas Children’s Northwest.

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