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Arkansas Children's Hospital

Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock is the state's only pediatric, Level I trauma center and the sixth largest in the U.S. It is renown for its burn unit.

ACH is also the sixth largest hospital in Arkansas, generating fiscal year 2010 revenue of $718 million. The 316-bed facility, which treats children from birth to age 21, is the pediatric affiliate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and as a teaching hospital for the UAMS College of Medicine's Department of Pediatrics.

ACH employs more than 3,500 people, including 500 physicians and 80 residents. The ACH campus spans 29 city blocks and has more than 1.2 million SF of floor space.

Founded in 1912, ACH has been ranked among the nation's top 10 pediatric hospitals. Major research programs at the hospital's research institute focus on children's health in the following areas: endocrinology and diabetes research; birth defects; respiratory, asthma and allergic disorders; nutrition; pharmacology, pain research, stem cell transplants and acetaminophen toxicity.

In early 2012, ACH marked its 100th anniversary and announced a $160 million fundraising campaign, for which it had already raised $100 million. The campaign continues until 2014.

Jonathan Bates is president and CEO of the hospital.

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