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Brigham and Women's, Boston Children's score $50 million each to fund new buildings

New facilities will bring together researchers and clinicians, add surgical space.

Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor

Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Credit: <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a>Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Credit: Facebook

Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital each received a $50 million donation from Rob and Karen Hale, Boston-area philanthropists who have deep ties to both hospitals.

BWH said it will name its recently opened building the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine. The new facility brings together researchers and clinicians in neurosciences, orthopedics, rheumatology, immunology and musculoskeletal health, who work together to accelerate research and develop various treatments and cures.

Boston Children's will name its future 11-story clinical building in honor of the Hales' donation. The new unit will include an integrated five-floor heart center, an updated neonatal intensive care unit, and expanded surgical space including 10 new operating rooms, contiguous to 12 renovated operating rooms.

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The Hale's both serve on the Trust Board for Boston Children's and have chaired numerous fundraising events for BWH. Karen serves on BWH's Cancer Advisory Board, and Rob, who is CEO of Quincy-based Granite Telecommunications, serves as a chair of BWH's $1.5 billion Life.Giving.Breakthroughs campaign, as well as on the steering committee for Boston Children's Dream, Dare, Deliver initiative.

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