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Children's Health and UT Southwestern receive $100 million for pediatric campus

The gift from the Pogue Foundation is one of only four $100 million philanthropic gifts ever publicly announced in North Texas.

Jeff Lagasse, Editor

This rendering shows the 33-acre site for the new Dallas pediatric campus that will be named Pogue Park in recognition of a $100M gift from the Pogue family.

Photo courtesy ofChildren's Healthand UTSouthwestern Medical Center

Children's Health and UT Southwestern Medical Center have announced a gift of $100 million from the Jean and Mack Pogue family in support of the new $5 billion Dallas pediatric campus that was unveiled earlier this year.

The gift from the Pogue Foundation is one of only four $100 million philanthropic gifts ever publicly announced in North Texas, and it's the largest donation yet to the new pediatric campus project, which will replace the existing Children's Medical Center Dallas.

"Mack and I have had the blessing of being able to support Children's Health and UT Southwestern for many years, knowing how much they impact the well-being of patients and communities they serve," said Jean Pogue. "Our family is proud to play a part in helping build the new Dallas pediatric campus. We're beyond grateful for the difference it will make for future generations of children."

WHAT'S THE IMPACT?

To recognize the Pogue family gift, the 33-acre site for the new Dallas pediatric campus will be named Pogue Park. The park will encompass the outdoor grounds surrounding the new facilities and will include green spaces intended to support compassionate healing and reduce stress in a restorative environment.

Mack, who died in early 2024, and Jean Pogue have provided Children's Health and UT Southwestern with more than $200 million in support over the past 40 years. The gifts allow both institutions to conduct world-class scientific research, the systems said.

They noted the pediatric population in the region is expected to double by 2050, and with this growth comes the inherent need for greater access to exceptional pediatric healthcare, they said.

Dr. Daniel Podolsky, president of UT Southwestern Medical Center and professor of internal medicine, said the philanthropic gift helps to advance research with a special focus on children.

"The discoveries they have helped make possible will come to life through the multidisciplinary, cutting-edge care that children from North Texas and beyond will receive at our new pediatric campus," said Podolsky.

THE LARGER TREND

Children's Health and UT Southwestern for a new $5 billion Dallas pediatric campus.

Located in Dallas' Southwestern Medical District directly across from UT Southwestern's William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, the new pediatric campus will also be a joint hub for innovation, academic research, training and the development of life-saving technologies in Dallas, the health system said.

Jeff Lagasseiseditor of Healthcare FinanceNews.
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