The National Childrens Hospital in Newark, N.J., has received a $10 million donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the nonprofit group announced Monday.
The grant was awarded to the hospital’s Child and Adolescent Medicine and Research Program, which aims to train and support medical professionals and pediatricians to improve the health of children and adolescents, the hospital said in a statement.
The $10.7 million gift, which will be used for clinical training and medical care for children, will be administered through the Childrens Health Research Institute, which was founded by Bill Gates.
The Gates Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates that focuses on the health, well-being and economic development of children, and the organization also funds the Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.
The hospital has more than 1,300 children and young adults on its waiting list, the statement said.
The Childrens Hospitals Corporation is the nation’s largest private hospital provider, with more than 4,700 hospitals in 25 states.
It operates in more than 140 countries.