FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2014
ORAU President and CEO Andy Page (left) presents a $125,000 check to East Tennessee Children's Hospital President and CEO Keith Goodwin (right) in support of the hospital's $75 million expansion project.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU has committed to donating $125,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital during the next five years in support of the pediatric facility’s $75 million expansion project.
Expected to be completed in the fall of 2017, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is undergoing a 268,000 square-foot expansion project for a new five-story building located at the corner of White Avenue and 21st Street near downtown Knoxville, Tenn. The space will serve a 16-county service area by expanding services for children with chronic conditions, such as cystic fibrosis and other special needs.
“As a federal contractor and nonprofit focused on strengthening America’s scientific research and education enterprise, ORAU has a strong history for cultivating the next generation of scientists and engineers,” said ORAU President and CEO Andy Page. “But all that effort would be for nothing if it weren’t for the health and vitality of our children. ORAU has decided to support Children’s in this effort not only because the future of our workforce depends on community assets like this, but also because it gives us the opportunity to invest in our employees’ children.”
ORAU has approximately 1,000 employees in 14 locations across the nation with about 850 of those employees in East Tennessee.
ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).